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The Consul's File by Paul Theroux

posted Sep 10, 2011, 12:39 AM by Cheryl-Ann Tan   [ updated Nov 1, 2012, 4:58 AM ]
Expat beware...

Taking in place in the backwater of the American Consulate in Ayer Hitam, Malaysia, this collection of short stories detail the life and characters, local and expatriate, in vivid colour, through the eyes of a young American consul. This curious mix of anecdotes will interest anyone who wants to have a feel of what life is like in South-East Asia in the 70s, and life in the foreign service.