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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Asia / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:205
  • eBook ISBN:9780692318126

Children of the Monsoon

by David Jimenez

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Overview
Acclaimed by critics around the world, Children of the Monsoon is a tour de force of literary journalism. Haunted by the children he has encountered as a correspondent in Asia, David Jiménez goes back years later to find them. The stories that emerge from his decade long journey form a work of searing honesty and humanity.
Description
Acclaimed by critics around the world, Children of the Monsoon is a tour de force of literary journalism. Haunted by the children he has encountered as a correspondent in Asia, David Jiménez goes back years later to find them—in a kickboxing gym in Thailand, an AIDS-ravaged corner of Cambodia, a refuse dump in the Philippines. The stories that emerge from his decade long journey form a work of searing honesty and humanity. With prose as sharp as a machete, Jiménez captures the harshness and beauty of these children's invisible worlds, where destinies, like the monsoon rains, are beyond control, yet dreams refuse to die. An scintillating read.
About the author
David Jiménez (Barcelona, 1971) is an award winner journalist and author. He was the Asia Bureau Chief for Spain´s newspaper El Mundo for 15 years and has been a contributor for CNN and the BBC, the newspapers The Guardian, The Toronto Star and Il Corriere della Sera, the magazine Esquire and others. His first book, Hijos del Monzón (Children of the Monsoon) was awarded Best Travel Book of the Year in Spain and has been translated to several languages. Jiménez has also published the novel El Botones de Kabul (The Bellhop of Kabul), inspired by his decade-long coverage of the Afghan war, and El Lugar Más Feliz del Mundo (The Happiest Place on Earth), a collection of essays.
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