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Gold by the Inch: A Novel (Paperback)
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Gold by the Inch: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/09/1999
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Called "striking" by The New York Times Book Review, Gold by the Inch is the story of a young New Yorker of Asian descent who has returned to the country of his birth following a disastrous relationship and his father's death. In a Bangkok drunk on the nation's financial miracle - and high on an assortment of other things - the narrator meets Thong, a young, beautiful male hustler who works at a nightclub. As his romantic obsession with Thong grows, the narrator tries to convince himself that it transcends its commercial nature, but he is quickly forced into a hard look at the connections between desire and exploitation, personal and national identity. Lawrence Chua vividly combines Southeast Asia's troubled history with evocations of its modern face - its polyglot culture, its colonial past, the cool futurism of its skyscrapers and its sex industry. Written in hard-bitten, dazzling prose, Gold by the Inch is a stunning debut.

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802136497
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 184 x 127 x 15 mm

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