Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Gorgeous and lush, painful and candid, Sightseeing presents a vivid picture of a Thailand far removed from its exotic reputation.
Sightseeing refuses to take the tourist routes or pay the farang prices at the market. In poignant, tough, heart-catching episodes, Rattawut Lapcharoensap takes his readers beneath the surface of Thailand to a place that is dynamic and corrupt, full of pride and passion and fear.
"Raw and tangy stories set in Thailand exploring, with comic poignancy, how the small country is absorbing waves of Westernization." Publishers Weekly
New York 2005