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Diamonds in my Pocket: Tales from a Childhood in Asia
by Amanda Kovattana (Goodreads Author)
Only child of a beautiful blond English expatriate and the brilliant scion of an upper class Thai family, Amanda Kovattana came of age in the long-vanished world of aristocratic Bangkok. In this exquisitely-rendered memoir, Kovattana produces a chiaroscuro canvas full of sights and sounds and smells, of daily lives textured by honor and tradition, of a family ruptured by ...more
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Bluetoffee
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As a long time expat (or 'existential migrant' as we prefer to be called nowadays - thanks Greg Madison) tales of liminality and threshold fascinate me. In the 21st century so few of us inhabit the grounded world we, as children, imagined we would inherit and so we often find ourselves in search of companionship in our confusion. This story - an autobiography of a tricultural and biracial woman growing up in three continents (she is also gay in case you feel her story might not be sufficiently ...more