Mother's Beloved, Stories from Laos by Outhine Bounyavong
Translated by Daniel Duffy
A collection of fourteen heartwarming short stories by Outhine Bounyavong, a well-known author of contemporary Lao fiction. Coming of age during the turbulent period of the sixties and seventies in Laos, Bounyavong wrote his earliest stories as a form of social commentary and criticism. His recent stories can be interpreted as a commentary on the changing state of Laos, environmental concerns, and the wisdom of villagers and the value of their traditional customs. Together, they provide valuable insights into the changing state of Lao society.
Chiang Mai 1999