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Books that are set in Asia. Some popular settings for Asian books are China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Phillipines, Vietnam, Iran, and Thailand
“ I think I screamed. She certainly did. I started to walk away, she followed. We continued to scream at each other. We were in the middle of a busy square. People stopped to look at us. A lot of people. I wonder now what they thought. That Jin-Ae was my wife? My lover? Surely not an ambitious employee haranguing her boss! ”
“ It was a hard existence for these slow-witted and incompetent people. They had lost their grip on life long ago and now did not know how to recover it. They were hungry, unclad and cold, and nothing they did helped to fit them again into the world. Their efforts to survive were pitiful and futile because nothing they made or produced was vital any more to the changing economy of the world. ”
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Para lectores Interesados en la región, así como en el Norte de África, Cáucaso y Asia Central. …more
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