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Bangkok Tattoo

By John Burdett
  • ISBN Code: : 1400044901
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police returns in his riveting and smokily atmospheric new thriller.A farang–a foreigner–has been murdered, his body horribly mutilated, at the Bangkok brothel co-owned by Sonchai’s mother and his boss. The dead man was a CIA agent. To make matters worse, the apparent culprit is sweet-natured Chanya, the brothel’s top earner and a woman whom the devoutly Buddhist sleuth has loved for several lifetimes. How can Sonchai solve this crime without sending Chanya to prison? How can he engage in a cover-up without endangering his karma? And how will he ever get to the bottom of a case whose interested parties include American spooks, Muslim fundamentalists, and gangsters from three countries? As addictive as opium, as hot as Sriracha chili sauce, and bursting with surprises, Bangkok Tattoo will leave its mark on you.

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  • Pdf File: portraits-de-bangkok.pdf

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Découvrez Bangkok à travers les yeux de ses habitants Portraits de Bangkok raconte ces parcours de vies, et la ville. On y fait la rencontre de l’artiste Val, qui a trouvé sa voie et son équilibre dans cette ville où l’énergie vibre à tous les coins de rue; Florence, chef d’entreprise, qui a enfin réalisé son rêve asiatique de petite fille ; Robert, le restaurateur d’œuvres d’art sans frontières et au grand cœur ; Carmen, prof et sportive, qui raconte comment elle a réussi à se faire adopter par la famille et la ville de son mari ; Charlotte, la femme d’expatrié, qui a dompté la complexité de cette cité tentaculaire. C’est aussi Ariya, entre la France et la Thaïlande, qui raconte comment il a réussi son acclimatation professionnelle et spirituelle dans le pays de ses ancêtres... Chaque portrait nous livre sa sélection originale de lieux qu’il juge incontournables. Le livre propose ainsi près de 300 endroits à découvrir, tous choisis et testés par leurs habitués : leurs meilleurs restaurants, leurs meilleures sorties, leurs meilleures visites, leurs meilleurs hôtels et leurs meilleures adresses shopping. En découvrant leurs histoires, vous n’aurez qu’une envie : embarquer pour Bangkok, et foncer dans ces lieux qu’ils ont confiés comme à leurs meilleurs amis. Un guide à plusieurs voix rempli d'adresses utiles ! CE QU’EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE - « Une mine d’informations précieuses que les contributeurs vous confient comme à leurs meilleurs amis. Portraits de Bangkok s’impose ainsi comme l’un des meilleurs guides touristiques sur la ville et l’un des plus utiles pour tous ceux qui ont choisi de vivre à Bangkok. » – Gavroche Thaïlande A PROPOS DE LA COLLECTION « VIVRE MA VILLE » Vivre ma ville, ce sont des livres de voyage avec supplément d'âme. Ils donnent les clés, les conseils, les bonnes adresses, grâce à l'expérience de ceux qui vivent sur place, là où les autres guides se contentent d'auteurs professionnels de passage. Ils offrent aussi des histoires, une chair littéraire par les interviews-portraits d'une dizaine de personnes qui présentent leur lieu de vie. Chaque portrait est un roman. Chaque portrait a un enjeu : comprendre le choix de cette vie-là. Chaque portrait permet aussi au lecteur de s'identifier, et donc de choisir ses destinations en fonction de ses affinités, en fonction du personnage qui résonne le plus en lui. LES ÉDITIONS HIKARI Hikari Éditions est un éditeur indépendant, dédié à la découverte du monde. Il a été fondé par des journalistes et des auteurs vivant à l'étranger, de l'Asie à l'Amérique du Sud, souhaitant partager leur expérience et leurs histoires au-delà des médias traditionnels.

The Broken Shore

By Peter Temple
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307375854
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: the-broken-shore.pdf

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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction (Australia) Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then. He was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is beaten and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

Tattoos, Desire and Violence

By Karin Beeler
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786482535
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: tattoos-desire-and-violence.pdf

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Whether they graphically depict an individual’s or a community’s beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo’s place in today’s popular culture is all around—in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children’s wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo’s role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

A Back and Forth between Tourism and Health

By Sebastien Fleuret
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1394165382
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: a-back-and-forth-between-tourism-and-health.pdf

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Health is an often-overlooked issue in the touristic development of territories. However, the recent pandemic linked to Covid-19, by bringing the tourism sector to a halt, has revealed the importance of health issues for this economic sector. This book deals with the interaction between tourism and health in all its facets and offers a complete overview of the subject, the beginnings of which date back to Antiquity. The arguments presented here are based on a back-and-forth approach between tourism studies and health sciences. Various themes are thus addressed, such as health risks, health issues for travellers linked to tourism practices, medical tourism, health mobility and the global processes that accompany it, as well as the impact of tourism development on public health in destinations. A Back and Forth Between Tourism and Health highlights the need to include the health dimension in tourism planning and invites a paradigm shift in thinking about the tourism sector.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

By Pitchaya Sudbanthad
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525534784
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: bangkok-wakes-to-rain.pdf

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"Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles." —Ron Charles, Washington Post "Important, ambitious, and accomplished." —Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of Exit West A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. A post-World War II society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting her solitary fate. A jazz pianist in the age of rock, haunted by his own ghosts, is summoned to appease the house's resident spirits. In the present, a young woman tries to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in a New Krungthep yet to come, savvy teenagers row tourists past landmarks of the drowned old city they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as these lives collide and converge, linked by the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibious, ever-morphing capital itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is an elegy for what time erases and a love song to all that persists, yearning, into the unknowable future.

CultureShock! Bangkok

By Dan Waites
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814516937
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: cultureshock-bangkok.pdf

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CultureShock! Bangkok is your all-in-one guide to navigating and living in Thailand’s vibrant capital. Learn how to get around the city quickly and safely by motorcycle taxi, how to order the tastiest street food, and how to behave with respect to Thai manners and beliefs. Join in the local celebrations such as Songkran and Loy Krathong and get a first-hand taste of the Thais’ zest for life and love of sanuk (‘fun’). Packed with practical information and frank advice, CultureShock! Bangkok shows you how to find your feet and enjoy your stay to its fullest in this ever-fascinating ‘City of Angels’. About the author Born in Durham, England, Dan Waites moved to Bangkok for the first time in 2004. In 2008, he moved to Phuket to join the Phuket Gazette, then left to work with Burmese refugees in Mae Sot. After covering 2010’s historic general elections in Burma for the Democratic Voice of Burma, Dan got drawn back to Bangkok to work as a sub-editor for The Nation, at the same time reporting on business and politics in Burma and Thailand for publications including Forbes Asia and Asian Correspondent. He now works in Bangkok as a Thai-English interpreter for an international humanitarian organisation.

La Fleur du Capital

By Jean-Noël Orengo
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  • Publisher : Grasset
  • Book Code : 2246852544
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: la-fleur-du-capital.pdf

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Bienvenue à Pattaya, en Thaïlande, capitale mondiale de la prostitution, station balnéaire familiale la plus populaire d'Asie du Sud-Est et paradis des transsexuelles, noctambules, bandits, expatriés venus des quatre coins du globe. Une ville-univers, symbole de tous les paradoxes de notre époque, où le sexe, la mort et l'argent cohabitent avec la spiritualité la plus intense : fleur du Capital et clash des civilisations d'un genre particulier... Ce roman baroque et polyphonique est conçu comme un gigantesque théâtre où se déploie la danse frénétique de l'Occident décadent et de l'Orient renaissant. Cinq voix nous guident à travers la multitude des rues et des bars, à la rencontre de figures splendides et déchues : Marly, l’exilé en sursis ; Porn, la ladyboy parfaite dont il est amoureux ; Kurtz, le guerrier de la passe ; Harun, l'architecte obsédé ; et Scribe, l'auteur fétichiste de la cité. Dans une langue puissamment inventive, tranchante et hypnotique, ce premier roman nous emporte aux tréfonds de l'Extrême-Orient, au cœur du désir humain.

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

By Sanjay Patel,Emily Haynes
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452119848
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: ganesha-s-sweet-tooth.pdf

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The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this picture book retelling of how Ganesha helped write the epic Hindu poem, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale. Praise for Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth “Pink elephants haven’t looked this good since Dumbo.” —The New York Times “Beautifully presented. . . . So sweet we almost want to pop it in our mouths.” —Entertainment Weekly “Stylish. . . . A fresh and comedic introduction to a Hindu legend, with a winning combination of both eye candy and actual candy.” —Publishers Weekly “Bright, elaborately detailed illustrations. . . . Grade-schoolers. . . . will enjoy the story’s turnarounds and focus on luscious sweets, and many will be ready for the classic Hindu myth.” —Booklist

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

By T. S. Eliot
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571346146
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: old-possum-s-book-of-practical-cats.pdf

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The naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES. So begins one of the best-known poetry collections of all time. The practical cats need no introduction, but this stunning new full-colour version, illustrated by Júlia Sardà, is the perfect companion to Old Toffer's Dogs. Whether you are a cat or a dog person, you will be enchanted by Júlia's highly original interpretation.


By Andrea Pistolesi
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  • Publisher : PadPlaces
  • Book Code : 8898437145
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  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: sak-yant-magical-tattoo.pdf

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Sak Yant, the Magical Tattoo Art of South East Asia, is part of the culture and the ancient animist cult of the spirits in the region. Now is back being popular among the younger generations. This photographic gallery explores the contemporary forms of this expression, but seeks also its roots in the remote regions of Burma where the Shan people live. Now with new layout, original Shan tattoo designs and a text by Massimo Morello

Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the World [2 volumes]

By Margo DeMello
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610690761
  • Total of Pages : 809
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: inked.pdf

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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography