A PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE RECORD OF ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE WORLD'S HOTTEST METROPOLIS
Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasonsa sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry. Broke (but no longer in pain), he finds that he can live in Bangkok on a few dollars a day. And so the restless exile stays.
Osborne's is a visceral experience of Bangkok, whether he's wandering the canals that fill the old city; dining at the No Hands Restaurant, where his waitress feeds him like a baby; or launching his own notably unsuccessful career as a gigolo. A guide without inhibitions, Osborne takes us to a feverish place where a strange blend of ancient Buddhist practice and new sexual mores has created a version of modernity only superficially indebted to the West. Bangkok Days is a love letter to the city that revived Osborne's faith in adventure and the world.
Generi Guide turistiche e Viaggi » Guide turistiche » Asia , Romanzi e Letterature » Autobiografie e biografie letterarie , Storia e Biografie » Biografie Diari e Memorie » Scrittori, poeti e letterati
Editore Farrar, Straus And Giroux
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9781429957328 9781429957328