BOUND IN BANGKOK

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Author: Powerone

Publisher: Sizzler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Brittany is greeted at the airport in Bangkok by a surprising and intimate search, but that is only the beginning of a new adventure in her dull life. Taking a job at the U.S. State Department in Bangkok sends her on a sexual adventure that few dare to take. She befriends another American at work as Candy and Brittany seek out the salacious and wicked nightlife that Bangkok is famous for. They bait the men on the buses that are notorious for harassing women, but the captain that was responsible for her search at the airport has other ideas for her. He sees in her a deep-seated desire to submit, so he takes her to the high-class BDSM club to teach her the finer aspects of complete submission to him and any other man. Brittany is treated to the finest restaurants and clothes, but it is the BDSM club that attracts her interest. Half erotic theater and half elegant sex club, it’s a deviant playground for those that can afford the finest. Each week, Captain Tanyoo takes her deeper into the lifestyle that she never knew existed. Here she sees the bondage furniture and instruments that will shape her life, and then, she is subject to them. Is this what she is looking for, or is it too much for her to bear? Jealous of what Brittany relays to her after each week in the club, Candy begs to be taken along with Brittany’s master, the infamous Captain Tanyoo. Candy gets her wish, but will she regret the decision?

Bangkok Bound

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Author: Ellen Boccuzzi

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 162840566X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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With the acceleration of global migration, literature by migrant writers has emerged as a powerful medium for describing the ways in which global forces are experienced at the personal level. Migrant literature offers a compelling counter‐narrative to abstract visions of globalization, grounding large‐scale processes in real‐life stories of individuals. In Thailand, migrant writers have documented the social and cultural impacts of fifty years of rural‐urban migration through hundreds of stories, poems, and novels. Bangkok Bound is the first book to examine this body of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers convey about their experiences. These stories powerfully describe the ways in which migrants who leave their homes bound for Bangkok are quickly bound to Bangkok through the transformative force of modern city life. And they show the ways in which those who remain behind in the village are transformed, too, as they struggle to maintain a rural way of life in a rapidly urbanizing world. Bangkok Bound will be of interest to anyone working on migration or urbanization, as well as to scholars of Thailand and Thai literature. Specialists in migration will find it a welcome addition to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction. What others are saying “This is an engaging and authoritative study of literary representations of migration from the provinces to Bangkok based on wide reading of short stories written over the last four decades and interviews with major writers and critics. It will be of interest not only to students of literature, but also to anyone interested in social change in Thailand in the late twentieth century and the way that it has been perceived and recorded by local writers.” —David Smyth, SOAS, University of London Highlights - Useful for an introductory course on Thai or Southeast Asian studies; offers a springboard for conversations on development, rural‐urban inequality, migration, and the impacts of rapid urbanization in Asia - First book to examine the theme of migration in Thai literature, a significant contemporary genre - Contributes to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction - Provides a window into how migration and urbanization are experienced at the personal level of interest to migration scholars as well as scholars of Thailand, Thai cultural studies, and Thai literature

They Call Me Farang

Short Stories by an American in Bangkok

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Author: Scott Mallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997144406

Category:

Page: 172

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Weary from running his printing business in Southern California, Scott Mallon hops on a jet bound for Thailand with three bags and $10,000 to his name. Originally planned as a one year sabbatical, his journey ends up as a twenty year stay. In They Call Me Farang, Mallon delivers a timeless collection of insightful, compelling short stories in the only way he knows, with dry humor and a straightforward, no holds barred voice. Learn what life is really like as an expatriate in Thailand; there is action, advice, comedy, love and of course, plenty of commentary on Thailand's beautiful women. Get all the gritty details in this semi-autobiographical account of his two decades in the country.

One Night in Bangkok

a science fiction novel by Keith R. Rees

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Author: Keith R. Rees

Publisher: Savant Books & Publications

ISBN: 0997247290

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Miles Devereaux, an ordinary, working class, family man, is thrust sixty years into the dazzling futuristic world of 2065 Bangkok, and into a life-and-death game of chess where the players and pieces' fates depend on each player's acumen. Requiring Miles to match wits and physical skills with an array of opponents while faced with solving the mystery of his time travel and how to return to his own time, ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is a riveting adventure set in what might very well be our own future.

Bangkok Bound

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Author: Ellen Boccuzzi

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 162840566X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8616

With the acceleration of global migration, literature by migrant writers has emerged as a powerful medium for describing the ways in which global forces are experienced at the personal level. Migrant literature offers a compelling counter‐narrative to abstract visions of globalization, grounding large‐scale processes in real‐life stories of individuals. In Thailand, migrant writers have documented the social and cultural impacts of fifty years of rural‐urban migration through hundreds of stories, poems, and novels. Bangkok Bound is the first book to examine this body of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers convey about their experiences. These stories powerfully describe the ways in which migrants who leave their homes bound for Bangkok are quickly bound to Bangkok through the transformative force of modern city life. And they show the ways in which those who remain behind in the village are transformed, too, as they struggle to maintain a rural way of life in a rapidly urbanizing world. Bangkok Bound will be of interest to anyone working on migration or urbanization, as well as to scholars of Thailand and Thai literature. Specialists in migration will find it a welcome addition to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction. What others are saying “This is an engaging and authoritative study of literary representations of migration from the provinces to Bangkok based on wide reading of short stories written over the last four decades and interviews with major writers and critics. It will be of interest not only to students of literature, but also to anyone interested in social change in Thailand in the late twentieth century and the way that it has been perceived and recorded by local writers.” —David Smyth, SOAS, University of London Highlights - Useful for an introductory course on Thai or Southeast Asian studies; offers a springboard for conversations on development, rural‐urban inequality, migration, and the impacts of rapid urbanization in Asia - First book to examine the theme of migration in Thai literature, a significant contemporary genre - Contributes to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction - Provides a window into how migration and urbanization are experienced at the personal level of interest to migration scholars as well as scholars of Thailand, Thai cultural studies, and Thai literature

Thailand's Best Street Food

The Complete Guide to Streetside Dining in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Other Areas

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Author: Chawadee Nualkhair

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915299

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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For many visitors, traveling to Thailand means one thing: enjoying the delicious street food. In Thailand's Best Street Food, freelance writer and food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair details everything that visitors need to know to track down the most delectable dishes—no matter where they are hidden. Most people think Bangkok is the only place to find great Thai street food, but Nualkhair ate her way across the country and found incredible food stalls everywhere, from Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north. Even seasoned travelers may find it difficult to identify the best venues—never mind figuring out how and what to order. Fortunately for anyone bound for Thailand, Nualkhair draws on her vast experience to provide essential tips on locating food stalls in cities across the country, including: Directions on how to find a particular stall Street maps for each sector Each stall's specialty Serving options, beverages, and notable extras Whether or not seating is available Information on bathroom facilities As an added bonus, Nualkhair includes recipes for the 12 most popular Thai street food dishes adapted for the Western kitchen. Thai street food is one of today's hottest food trends, and Thailand's Best Street Food makes it easy for foodies to savor incredible Thai food—wherever their travels take them.

Bangkok

Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

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Author: Leela Punyaratabandhu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399578315

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

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From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world. Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand's capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day--until now. In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city--from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok's spell.

The Landlady in Bangkok

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Author: Karen Swenson

Publisher: National Poetry Series Books (

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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These disturbing travel poems, by the author of An Attic of Ideals, seek the essential human character beneath the surface of politics and philosophy in Southeast Asia. Original.

Woman, Man, Bangkok

Love, Sex, and Popular Culture in Thailand

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Author: Scot Barmé

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501577

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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During the early decades of the twentieth century, Thailand's capital, Bangkok, took on an increasingly cosmopolitan character-a development fueled both by global economic forces and a local revolution in communications. The 1920s were a particularly dynamic period of social and cultural transformation that had a profound impact on the development of Thai modernity. This book examines the growth of a polyphonous and often vociferous Thai public, a public that used a range of new media outlets to express themselves and clamor for a more just and equitable social order. Scot BarmZ mines a rich lode of previously ignored cultural ephemera found in popular newspapers, magazines, novels, short stories, film booklets, and cartoons to create a vibrant cultural history of early modern Thailand that moves beyond conventional, elite-based historical studies of the period. By focusing on such controversies and conflicts as the status of women, relations between the sexes, class antagonisms, and the growth of a commercial mass culture, this book offers a new interpretation of the key decade of the 1920s and its significance for contemporary Thailand.

Indian Communities in Southeast Asia (First Reprint 2006)

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Author: K S Sandhu,A Mani

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812304185

Category: East Indians

Page: 1005

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In Indian Communities in Southeast Asia thirty-one scholars provide an analytical commentary on the contemporary position of ethnic Indians in Southeast Asia. The book is the outcome of a ten-year project undertaken by the editors at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. It is multi-disciplinary in focus and multi-faceted in approach, providing a comprehensive account of the way people originating from the Indian subcontinent have integrated themselves in the various Southeast Asian countires. The study provides insights into understanding how Indians, an intra-ethnically diverse immigrant group, have intermingled in Southeast Asia, a region that itself is ethnically diverse.

Owners of the Map

Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

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Author: Claudio Sopranzetti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520288505

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality. Key to this mobilization were motorcycle taxi drivers, who slowed down, filtered, and severed mobility in the area, claiming a prominent role in national politics and ownership over the city and challenging state hegemony. Four years later, on May 20, 2014, the same army general who directed the dispersal staged a military coup, unopposed by protesters. How could state power have been so fragile and open to challenge in 2010 and yet so seemingly sturdy only four years later? How could protesters who had once fearlessly resisted military attacks now remain silent? Owners of the Map provides answers to these questions—central to contemporary political mobilizations around the globe—through an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok. Claudio Sopranzetti explores the unresolved tensions in the drivers’ everyday lives, their migration trajectories, consumer desires, and political demands amidst the restructuring of Thai capitalism after the 1997 economic crisis. Reconstructing the entanglements between their everyday mobility and political mobilization, Sopranzetti reveals mobility not just as a strength of contemporary capitalism but also as one of its fragile spots, always prone to disruption by the people who sustain its channels but remain excluded from their benefits. In so doing, Owners of the Map advances an analysis of power that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility as well as the work needed for its maintenance.

The Bangkok Asset

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Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307474305

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Paired with a young misfit inspector with the Royal Thai Police force, tortured Buddhist detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep stumbles on a conspiracy surrounding a new super-soldier cyborg technology in a case that forces him to confront his lost father.

Bound by power

intended consequences

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Author: Jeffery Klaehn

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Examines how power operates within the world and the various costs which can ensue from dissent.

The Windup Girl

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Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1597805742

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, a new edition of the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author. Anderson Lake is AgriGen’s Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in this chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century. In this brand new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included are course-work questions for use in the classroom, and an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

Hope for the Flowers

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Author: Trina Paulus

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809117543

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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A different sort of book for everyone except those who have given up completely. (and even they might secretly enjoy it.)

Paths to Conflagration

Fifty Years of Diplomacy and Warfare in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, 1778-1828

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Author: Mayurī Ngaosīvat,Pheuiphanh Ngaosyvathn

Publisher: SEAP Publications

ISBN: 9780877277231

Category: History

Page: 270

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A reexamination of the historical relationship between Laos and Thailand, by two preeminent Lao historians who bring to light a wealth of new source material in their evaluation of the Laotian leader, Chao Anou, and his failed revolt against Siam. This book challenges conventional Thai interpretations of that event and of the political conflicts leading up to it.

Hunters in the Dark

A Novel

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Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0553447351

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever. Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

Bangkok Noir

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Author: Christopher G. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9786167503042

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"Twelve seasoned and internationally known--Thai and Western--writers have come together to make a powerful collection of crime fiction short stories that portray the dark side of this Asian metropolis"--P. [4] of cover.