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River Of Time (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 13/05/1996
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Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and the way in which the tumultuous events affected his perceptions of life and death as Europe never could. He also describes the beauty of the Mekong landscape - the villages along its banks, surrounded by mangoes, bananas and coconuts, and the exquisite women, the odours of opium, and the region's other face - that of violence and corruption.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780749320201
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A remarkable heart-breaking book" -- Gavin Young
"Jon Swain's powerful and moving book goes further than anything else I have read towards explaining the appeal of Indo-China and its tragic conflicts... A brilliant and unsettling examination of the age-old bonds between death, beauty, violence and the imagination, which came together in Vietnam and nowhere else" -- J. G. Ballard * Sunday Times *
"An absolutely riveting book... Haunting, compulsive and beautifully written, River of Time looks set to become a classic" -- Alexander Frater * Observer *
"His book is a damning indictment and a triumphant witness. Brief, wrenching, it is surely the freshest and most sensitive account of those times" -- Michael Binyon * The Times *
"A sombre, magnificent book" * Daily Mail *

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