A Woman of Angkor

A Woman of Angkor
Auteur: John Byl
Uitgever: River Books
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9786167339252
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2012
  • 500 pagina's
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This is the first novel by award-winning Washington Post journalist John Burgess. A Woman of Angkor is historically accurate and a very imaginative telling of the history of World Heritage site Angkor. Pure and beautiful, she glows like the moon behind clouds. The time is the 12th Century, the place Cambodia, birthplace of the lost Angkor civilisation. In a village behind a towering stone temple lives a young woman named Sray, whom neighbors liken to the heroine of a Hindu epic. Hiding a dangerous secret, she is content with quiet obscurity, but one rainy season afternoon is called to a life of prominence in the royal court. There her faith and loyalties are tested by attentions from the great king Suryavarman II. Struggling to keep her devotion is her husband Nol, palace confidante and master of the silk parasols that were symbols of the monarch's rank. This lovingly crafted first novel by former Washington Post correspondent John Burgess revives the rites and rhythms of the ancient culture that built the temples of Angkor, then abandoned them to the jungle. In telling her tale, Sray takes the reader to a hilltop monastery, a concubine pavilion and across the seas to the throne room of imperial China. She witnesses the construction of the largest of the temples, Angkor Wat, and offers an explanation for its greatest mystery - why it broke with centuries of tradition to face west instead of east.

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In his book A Woman of Angkor, American author John Burgess has managed to recreate a world about which little is known beside the spectacular monuments its people left behind. -- Michelle Vachon, The Cambo Burgess has done something that I believe is unique in modern writing: set a credible and seemingly authentic tale in the courts and temples of ancient Angkor to stir the imagination and excite our historical interest . John le Carre

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2012-11-28
Afmetingen
21,3 x 14,7 x 3,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
500 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
John Byl
Uitgever
River Books

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9786167339252

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2012-11-28
Thema Subject Code
FJH

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