Lightning on the Sun

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Canongate Books, 2002 - Drug traffic - 291 pages
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Asher is in trouble. He's stuck out in Phnom Penh - the work's dried up and he's at the end of his spiritual and financial tether. But top-grade heroin is dirt-cheap in this lawless part of the world . . .

With funds borrowed from the loan-sharking, massage-parlour owner Mr Hawk, Asher has carefully worked-out plans to move some weight to New York. Plans that begin - swiftly and dangerously - to unravel.

Burning with the tension, moral resonance and exotic setting of a Graham Greene classic, Lightning on the Sun is a staggeringly brilliant debut.

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LIGHTNING ON THE SUN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The first and last novel by the highly regarded short-story writer (Pure Slaughter Value, 1997) and founder-editor of Open City.Bingham died last year, at age 33, but left behind this (apparently ... Read full review

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User Review  - EnriqueFreeque - LibraryThing

Asher, the jaded anti-hero of Lightning On The Sun, was once an idealistic young man, much like the young author who created him, Robert Bingham. I suspect to know Asher is to know a bit of Robert ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
67
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Robert Bingham was the author of the highly praised short story collection Pure Slaughter Value. He held an M.F.A. from Columbia and was a founding editor of the literary magazine Open City. His fiction and non-fiction appeared in The New Yorker, and he worked for two years as a reporter for the Cambodia Daily. He died in 1999.

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