Gecko Tails: A Journey Through Cambodia

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Carol Livingstone tells, with keen political insight and a novelist's instict for storytelling, the tale of the Cambodian elctions and the following party, with it's unexpected end. She has written a fascinating account, both tragic andfunny, of a beautiful country.

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Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.

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In 1991, the Paris Peace Agreements ended military conflict and mandated democratic elections in Cambodia. The author, an aspiring journalist, arrived when the country was provisionally governed by the United Nations Temporary Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), which monitored the 1993 elections. Her intention is to chronicle the impact of foreigners (the UN mission, aid workers, journalists, photographers, etc.) before and after the election. Livingston's social locus is the Gecko, a bar named after a small lizard. Her recorded conversations with feckless UNTAC workers and self-serving freelancers pursuing feature and photo opportunities are uninstructive and ineffectual to her purpose. Furthermore, when she makes day or overnight excursions from Phnom Penh to the Cambodian countryside (qualifying as "a journey through Cambodia"), she extrapolates little significant political or cultural insight. Not recommended.?Lonnie Weatherby, McGill Univ. Lib., Montreal
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