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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,114 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mischa Berlinski Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, planning to enjoy himself and work as little as possible. But one evening a fellow expatriate tips him off to a story: a charismatic American anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been found dead—a suicide—in the Thai prison where she was serving a life sentence for murder. Curious at first, Mischa is soon immersed in the details of her story. This brilliant, haunting novel expands into a mystery set among the Thai hill tribes, whose way of life became a battleground for the missionaries and the scientists living among them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A lean, interesting tale about, among many other things, the differences between modern and tribal cultures.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/19/2014

    " It didn't grab my attention... so I gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/19/2014

    " I really loved this book all the way through until the end, which I wasn't crazy about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lara | 2/10/2014

    " Great book about anthropology, missionaries, and Thailand. I loved all the imagery from Thailand and recognized a lot of the places the author was talking about...it's a great book if you've been to Thailand or SE Asia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/9/2014

    " High marks for this one might be due to to my own love of Chiang Mai and the Morse Family, and my fascination with Hill Tribes. Berlinski well-captures how immersion in another culture can transform a soul. I laughed out loud at his descriptions of expats and expats who are missionaries. Some of his paragraphs found me sitting on a little plastic stool in Bangkok, slurping noodles. Others found me wandering through Chiang Mai. A must read for my ELIC friends, especially those of the ATC / Chiang Mai era. "

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About the Author
Author Mischa Berlinski

Mischa Berlinski studied classics at Columbia University and at the University of California at Berkeley. Among other jobs, he has worked as a journalist in Thailand. He lives in Rome. His first novel, Fieldwork, is widely popular and has even been chosen as a book to read in school.