Moonshine in the Morning by Andrea McNicoll

By Andrea McNicoll

As sharp and scrumptious as a Thai pink curry, the beautifully-crafted interlinking stories of "Moonshine within the Morning" current an unforgettable forged of strong-minded girls and their wayward husbands clinging to village existence in Thailand ahead of the relentless strengthen of modernity. How can mom Nong and mom Pensri shop their menfolk from terrifying visions of 'widow ghosts', whilst Uncle Lai's moonshine stall does such brisk company? What possessed mom Suree to chop off her husband's proudest appendage and fix it to a high-flying balloon in the course of the competition of Loy Krathong? And is the sacred banyan tree death as the males are taking bets on its measurement, or as the ladies are lights too many oil lamps lower than its historic boughs? reaching either allure and authenticity, debut novelist Andrea McNicoll subtly builds up her characters and topics to create a global so far away in its geography, and but so accepted in its intimate human drama, as to be completely impossible to resist

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