The Resource Bangkok babylon, Jerry Hopkins, (ebook)

Bangkok babylon, Jerry Hopkins, (ebook)

Label
Bangkok babylon
Title
Bangkok babylon
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Hopkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the colorful tradition of Orwell and Hemingway, Maugham and Theroux, Jerry Hopkins recalls his first decade as a Bangkok expatriate by profiling twenty-five of the city's most unforgettable characters. Among them are the man thought to be the model for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, an advertising executive who photographs Thai bargirls for Playboy, an Oscar-winning screenwriter who moved there to die, a Catholic priest who has lived and worked in the Bangkok slums for 35 years, a circus dwarf turned computer programmer turned restaurateur, three Vietnam war helicopter pilots who opened a go-go bar, a pianist at one of the world's best hotels who ended up on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, a gem dealer who smuggles antiquities from Burma and Cambodia, a detective who tracks runaways who fake their deaths, and a documentary filmmaker who lives with elephants. All of them "escaped" to Thailand to re-invent themselves and live out their fantasies in one of the world's most notorious cities
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Hopkins, Jerry
Dewey number
959.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Electronic books
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bangkok babylon, Jerry Hopkins, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781462900039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777234
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777234
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MWT11777234
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bangkok babylon, Jerry Hopkins, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462900039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777234
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777234
System control number
MWT11777234
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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