Isan

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Author House, Feb 13, 2013 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Follow one woman's journey from her rural home through Thai politics and back to reconciliation and home. Daeng grew up in a small rural village in the Isan region in Thailand in the shadow of an idolized brother, Jit. Jit heads off to University in Bangkok while Daeng stays at home with their aging mother. Tragedy strikes... Jit is killed because of his political activism. Now Daeng must find her way on a new path, finding her heart, independence and the answers she so desperately wants.
 

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Contents

Monsoon
1
Mae Phosop
3
Ban Tantawan
11
Daeng
21
Jit
25
The Hearing
35
Home
45
The Rains Stop
59
Jits Death
181
To Krung Thep
189
The Funeral
203
Leaving Ban Tantawan
209
Prelude to Revolution
215
Kan Patiwat
223
Sanam Luang
231
Safe At Last
241

Phya Anuman
67
Political Work
75
Jit Returns
89
The Ashram
109
On The Mountain
123
Jack and Daeng
139
The Threat
143
Protest
149
Winter Monsoon
157
To the Uplands
171
Aftermath
247
Marriage
251
Reconciliation
261
Waiting for the Waters
265
Songkran
267
New Directions
279
Building a Future
291
Daengs Crisis
307
The Rain
321
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About the author (2013)

John Hamilton was first introduced to the people, history, and geography of Thailand when he served in the Peace Corps. Mr. Hamilton enjoyed Thailand so much he stayed there even after his term of service. He fell in love with the country and with a woman who became his wife. He wrote the novel, Isan, to commerate his experiences and pass them on to his son and anyone interested in this story.

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