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The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand

By Jim Algie

Dark magic and darkish pasts hang-out the characters in those brief tales set in mysterious, unique Thailand.

Ghosts and spirits and the real-life terror of depression besiege the pages of The Phantom Lover and different exciting stories of Thailand, horror tales through award-winning author and longtime Thailand resident Jim Algie. In those stories you are going to meet:

  • A photojournalist who's actually haunted through the pictures of each person he ever failed or exploited whereas getting a narrative.
  • A drug trafficker-turned-writer who confronts vulnerability in his hard-as-nails accomplice in crime.
  • An executioner who explores the character of violence in a painful look for loving kindness.

For those characters, the obviously lush, deeply religious, and excitingly city Thailand that's there house is additionally a spot choked with demons, a spot the place desperation is one other note for regular. every one tale follows their makes an attempt to push via and make experience of the various diversified colors of darkness. The Phantom Lover and different exciting stories of Thailand warps the limits among the attainable and the unusual, and proves that the surreal can look very actual indeed.

A resident of Thailand on account that 1992, trip author (and one-time punk rocker, cable television host, collage DJ, and track journalist) Jim Algie faucets into Thailand's ethos from a really certain viewpoint. He bargains readers the easiest parts from the worlds of either supernatural and horror fiction.

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