The three short novels in this volume are related not simply by their milieu of Chinese culture but also by how the supernatural world - or our fears of it - can dramatically shape events in our daily lives. In Bones of the Chinamen the hellish world of the Chinese slave trade is recreated; a world of violence, cruelty and sudden death. In Dragon Slayer, an American helicopter crew is suddenly transported from 1968 Vietnam into 1857 China where they find themselves caught up in the midst of yet another war. In Golden Dragon, along the barren coast of Down East Maine, local thugs kill employees of a Chinese restaurant, and believe themselves safe from retribution; until a mysterious and beautiful Chinese woman appears.
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Dean Barrett has written several books on Asia, especially on China and Thailand, having first arrived as a Chinese linguist with the American Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. He specializes in the period of the Late Ch'ing Dynasty and has written on China in plays, a musical, non-fiction and in novels such as the much-acclaimed Hangman's Point.Review:
Barrett's works of China-set fiction are genuinely informative and of course enjoyable. Dean Barrett continues to satisfy his readers. -- Bangkok Post Book Review
Each of these novellas is very well written, full of action and intrigue, holding interest through to the last page. -- Curled Up With a Good Book 2007 by Lillian Brummet
"Dragon Slayer" is a great read on its own. "Bones of the Chinamen" has a brilliant psychological ending. -- Chiang Mail Mail
An excellent read, as well as excellent value. -- Pattaya Mail
Dean Barrett writes prose as elegant as poetry...A stunning read...unerring instincts as a writer...limitless imagination. -- Roundtable Reviews
Dragon Slayer is interesting and well written. -- ThaiOasis.com
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Descrizione libro Village East Books, U.S.A., 2007. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. 1st, No Additional Printings. NOT an ex library book. Inscription signed by the author and dated 2007. Clean interior pages. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 107368