Snakes

Snakes

by Wimon Sainimnuan (Author)



Monks, murder, money, miracles and mystifications.

Snakes galore and sleazy slitherings

intertwined with scandal, suicide and rape

in the central Thai village of Khoak Phranang

– the first of a celebrated quartet of novels

[see The Medium, Khoak Phranang and Lord of the Land
under the ThaiFiction imprint].

Central to the story are Yeesun,

murderer, boxer, snake catcher and a good man

– and Abbot Nian (Father Smoothy),

who beheads Buddha statues, kills a monk

and beds another for the greater glory of his temple.

A tale told at breakneck speed

with bite and sardonic humour.

A daring novel written in 1984 denouncing the betrayal
of Buddhism in the age of rampant consumerism



Book Details

Publication Date
October 08, 1999
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9786117107078
Paper ISBN
9786117107078
File size
462 KB