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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:232
  • eBook ISBN:9781620951347

Ataraxia Boom-Boom

by Michael Nolan

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Overview
Rick and Poon probably deserve each other, but they barely get the chance to work out whether it’s as a reward or a punishment. For one thing, a relationship that’s half terror drinking and half desperate sex doesn’t exactly have “stability” written all over it. For another, Rick’s boss seems to have been involved in the kidnapping that brought the two back together as well as the coup that nearly separates them for good. And we won’t even get into the simmering border dispute with Cambodia, the coup, the drugs, the porn or the marriage-brokering. Rick does get into it, though, passing up chances to flee in exchange for acting the hero. At that point, only good luck and the goodwill Poon’s stored up around town can save him from an execution. Then he and Poon light out upcountry to live happily ever after. For now. Probably.
Description
Rick and Poon probably deserve each other, but they barely get the chance to work out whether it’s as a reward or a punishment. For one thing, a relationship that’s half terror drinking and half desperate sex doesn’t exactly have “stability” written all over it. For another, Rick’s boss seems to have been involved in the kidnapping that brought the two back together as well as the coup that nearly separates them for good. And we won’t even get into the simmering border dispute with Cambodia, the coup, the drugs, the porn or the marriage-brokering. Rick does get into it, though, passing up chances to flee in exchange for acting the hero. At that point, only good luck and the goodwill Poon’s stored up around town can save him from an execution. Then he and Poon light out upcountry to live happily ever after. For now. Probably.
About the author
Michael Nolan spent six years, more or less, in Asia. For the last two, he lived in Bangkok, married to a woman who speaks like Poon and writing textbooks for a South Korean company that may or may not have existed. He never worked for the mafia that he’s aware of, unless you count that stint teaching military cadets, and was only beaten up the once - and the cabbie probably was in the right that time. Before fleeing the Midwest, he worked as a reporter, test grader, band manager, FedEx box-thrower and night watchman, but not all at once. He currently lives in New York.
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