Acclaimed by critics around the world, Children of the Monsoon is a tour de force of literary journalism. Haunted by the children he has encountered as a correspondent in Asia, David Jiménez goes back years later to find themin a kickboxing gym in Thailand, an AIDS-ravaged corner of Cambodia, a refuse dump in the Philippines. The stories that emerge from his decade long journey form a work of searing honesty and humanity. With prose as sharp as a machete, Jiménez captures the harshness and beauty of these children's invisible worlds, where destinies, like the monsoon rains, are beyond control, yet dreams refuse to die. An scintillating read.