Building a House in Thailand, a novel by Ken Klein
Meeting with Clairvoyants, Cobras and Cultural Paradox
"This is a darn good read! Klein has captured the essence of Thailand and transformed it into words. He makes you feel like you are there, right there; I could feel the heat mixed into the breeze and hear the rooster. he's got the juice!" John Webster, Canada
An eerie howl knifes through the night. The neighborhood dogs go crazy. I had not yet turned-in, nor had my wife. I had heard ghost stories from the village, but this noise alarmed no one.
An hour later, unable to sleep while the others have fallen off, there were three distinct knocks in succession against the tin gate that encloses the compound... The knocks are unmistakable. The dogs go wild again, barking and growling. Nobody else seems to hear. I consider waking my wife, but there is no further noise. The wails of the dogs stop in unison, suddenly, as if on cue. I wonder what the hell I am doing here...
Three Pagoda Press
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