Only child of a beautiful blond English expatriate and the brilliant scion of an upper class Thai family, Amanda Kovattana came of age in the long-vanished world of aristocratic Bangkok. In this exquisitely-rendered memoir, Kovattana produces a chiaroscuro canvas full of sights and sounds and smells, of daily lives textured by honor and tradition, of a family ruptured by deceit and jealousy. Caught in a web of tensions between her mother and father, between East and West, the Old World and the New, the author finally uncovers the long-buried secrets of her own soul.If there were, there would have been signs; an orange and pink ribbon tied around a sacred tree, a shrine erected at some natural power spot, shrines in shops and banks, ... Our maids waited for them at our gate to make offerings of food.
|Title||:||Diamonds in My Pocket|
|Publisher||:||Bluetoffee - 2008|