‘Endearing… enlightening… an affecting and suspenseful portrait of contemporary Bangkok’ Literary Review’Emma Larkin richly and vividly brings her characters to life…
a captivating tour de force’ Alaa Al AswanyAn overlooked patch of jungle behind a Bangkok city slum resonates with the hopes, dreams and fears of the local community. Those who are drawn to the plot of land – among them a homeless revolutionary, an ambitious property developer, and a lonely expat housewife – believe they can find opportunity or redemption there. But the slum-dwelling spirits who guard its secrets have other plans.
With a rich cast of characters that spans Bangkok’s multi-layered society, Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok is a masterful, captivating debut, and a vivid portrayal of a forgetful city awakening to its past.