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Borderlines: A Journey in Thailand and Burma *SIGNED*

Nicholl, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0436309807 / ISBN 13: 9780436309809
Published by Secker & Warburg, London, 1988
Condition: As New Hardcover
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238pp. Green boards with brilliant silver lettering on spine; light gray endpapers. Glossy white dustwrapper not price-clipped ([BPS] "10.95 net") with author name and title lettering across top front cover, above watercolor illustration of cyclists in green grass foreground, gazing at lake and mountains in background; text uniformly age-toned, else just as first issued. Flatsigned by author above printed name on title page, with date "9 November 1988" below printed name. Book looks opened only for signing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005565

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Title: Borderlines: A Journey in Thailand and Burma...

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing.

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Bound for a serene temple in Northern Thailand intended to learn about Buddhism...But, things are not always so straight forward in Thailand. First there's Bangkok...

From Publishers Weekly:

Nicholl's ( The Fruit Palace ) new book plays on words in its title as the author slips between the borders of Thailand and Burma and the real and imagined fears encountered in a richly contradictory region--a culture as deeply entrenched in prostitution and the heroin trade as in Buddhism--and explores the frontier between fiction and reportage. Based on three months of travel in Thailand and Burma during 1986, the volume takes us on the road with Harry, a French gem trader who convinced Nicholl to chaperone his Thai girlfriend in exchange for a guided tour of forest temples and other sights ("Patpong is a brief neon hymn to desire, a cacophony of come-ons"). Like sidekick Nicholl, readers never know where--or quite why--they are going until they get there, and the cast of characters is large, from "a twelve-stone Englishman with a ruddy face and a stumpy black beard" to women performing with chopsticks in sex shows. Regardless, Nicholl's journalism is impelled by an unfailing sense of adventure and a reporter's sixth sense for "story."
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