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In this collection of 17 stories, Robert Raymer portrays the traditional in modernity, the unexpected in relationships both familiar and strange, and the recurring theme of race even as contemporary Malaysia finds ways to understand its multicultural milieu. In the title story, a selfish writer gets more than he bargains for when former lovers haunt him in more ways than one. In another story, a man's loneliness turns into obsession when he shares a taxi with a young Malay woman. A Clark Gable lookalike is a barrister wannabe with a shocking secret and gossipy neighbours reveal more about themselves than the man who commits suicide. Elsewhere, expats cross the border to Had Yai to experience a good bargain in the Thai flesh trade before going home to their wives in America. In this republished and revised edition of Lovers and Strangers Revisited, Raymer's snapshot of scenes from various walks of life provide an insider-outsider view on love, family and culture, and urges a second look at ourselves in the mirror of self-awareness. About the Author: ROBERT RAYMER, named as one of the "50 Expats You Should Know" in Malaysia by Expatriate Life¬¬style magazine, lives in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. He has taught creative writing for 13 years at two Malay¬sian universities, was the editor of Silverfish New Writings 4, and a judge for the MPH-Alliance Bank National Short Story Prize 2009. His short stories and articles have appeared in such publications as The Literary Review, Thema, Descant, London Magazine, Frank, QLRS, Going Places, Silver Kris, Far East Traveler, The Expat, The Writer, Reader's Digest and 25 Malaysian Short Stories: Best of Silverfish New Writing 2001-2005. His stories have been taught at several Malaysian universities, in SPM English Literature, and used for Cambridge International Examinations. His collection of stories, Lovers and Strangers Revisited, was the winner of the 2009 Popular-The Star Readers' Choice Awards for Fiction. His most recent books are Spirit of Malaysia (Editions Didier Millet, 2011) and Tropical Affairs: Episodes from an Expat's Life in Malaysia (MPH Publishing, 2009), nominated for the 2010 Popular-The Star Readers' Choice Awards for Non-fiction, a collection of creative non-fiction about his experiences of living in Malaysia for over twenty years. His blog on writing, his interviews, and book reviews can be accessed from his website He lives with his wife, Jenny, their sons Jason and Justin, and his son Zaini. He is working on a novel set in Penang.

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Product ID : 9789833698813
Format : eBook
File Type : Encrypted EPUB
File Size : 409KB
Publisher : MPH
Published Date : 01-JUN-2012

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