A Bewitching Smile (Land of Smiles Series #2)

A Bewitching Smile (Land of Smiles Series #2)

by Christopher G. Moore
     
 

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A Bewitching Smile, second in the Land of Smiles Trilogy, is reminiscent of A Passage to India in the creation of a kind of psychological DMZ, another Shangri-la with its own epiphanies and perils. The toughsensitive characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue, and the irony, combine to create a powerful drama.

In this sequel to A Killing Smile

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A Bewitching Smile, second in the Land of Smiles Trilogy, is reminiscent of A Passage to India in the creation of a kind of psychological DMZ, another Shangri-la with its own epiphanies and perils. The toughsensitive characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue, and the irony, combine to create a powerful drama.

In this sequel to A Killing Smile, Richard Breach who is a magician, mystic and world-class card player teaches English in Bangkok. Crosby, his former student, has found an assignment for Breach’s talents: a rescue mission. Snow is held hostage in a hill tribe village in the North of Thai-land. Snow’s plan to become Lahu godman has failed and his life is at risk. Breach has a reason of his own—a dying friend in English has requested a set of ritual shaman’s.

“Moore’s novels are breaking new ground in fictional writing about Thailand. . . . He writes with gentle humor and a sensitive understanding of what it is to be lost.”
–-The Nation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000792605
Publisher:
HeavenLakePress
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Series:
Land of Smiles Series , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
827,992
File size:
420 KB

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Meet the Author

Canadian Christopher G. Moore is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy.

In his former life, he studied at Oxford University and taught law at the University of British Columbia. He wrote radio plays for the CBC and NHK before his first novel was published in New York in 1985, when he promptly left his
tenured academic job for an uncertain writing career, leaving his colleagues thinking he was not quite right in the head.

His journey from Canada to Thailand, his adopted home, included some time in Japan in the early 1980s and four years in New York in the 1980s.

In 1988, he came to Thailand to harvest materials to write a book. The visit was meant to be temporary. Twenty years on and 21 novels and a non-fiction later, he is still in Bangkok and far from having exhausted the rich Southeast Asian literary materials.

His novels have so far been translated into Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish. He is published by Heaven Lake Press in Thailand, by Grove/Atlantic in the United States, and Atlantic Books in the United Kingdom.

His Vincent Calvino series has been optioned for a feature film.

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