"Tough stories told brilliantly, beautifully." The Gods of Angkor Wat exposes the complexity of human emotions with all their scars and bruises. This collection of short stories takes us on a tour of battlefields, from a schoolyard playground to the family kitchen, from a Mexican bullring to peer pressure in the killing fields of Vietnam. Each tale bears witness to life as it is-and not as we wish it were-revealing compassion, violence, love and betrayal through an unflinching look at the human condition. Hard-bitten yet redemptive, these stories offer tightly woven prose in the literary fiction milieu.