The Road to Rangoon

Author:

Lucy Cruickshanks

Publisher:

HACHETTE BOOK PUBLISHING INDIA PVT.LTD

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Publisher

HACHETTE BOOK PUBLISHING INDIA PVT.LTD

Publication Year 2016
ISBN-13

9781784296469

ISBN-10 1784296465
Binding

Paperback

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 12.7 x 2.54 x 19.69
Weight (grms) 316

In 1980s Burma, the British ambassadors son goes missing. Discovered in the north of the country, Michael Atwood is in imminent danger, trapped between sides fighting a bitter civil war and with no way of getting back to Rangoon. His best hope of salvation is to trust Thuza, a ruby smuggler who offers to help him escape. Beautiful and deeply scarred, Thuza has spent her entire life in a frontier town between rebel and government forces, never choosing a side but trying to make a living from both. For Thuza, the ambassadors son is her ticket out of poverty. For Than, an ambitious military officer, exploiting those caught up in the war offers an opportunity for promotion and distinction. But as all three learn to their cost, in this exotic, enigmatic and savage country, everyone has a price. This is a tale of ambition, salvation and hope that confirms Lucy Cruickshanks as a master storyteller.

Lucy Cruickshanks

Lucy Cruickshanks love of travel inspires her writing. A great fan of the underdog, shes drawn to countries with troubled recent histories, writing about periods of time when societies are at their most precarious and fraught with risk. Shes fascinated by their uniqueness and moral ambiguity, and in capturing the people who must navigate them. Her debut novel, The Trader of Saigon, began life after she sat beside a man on a flight who made his fortune selling women. It was shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award and the Guardian Not The Booker Prize, longlisted for the Waverton Goodread Award and named a Top Ten Book of 2013 by The Bookbag. Lucy was born in 1984 and raised in Cornwall, UK. She holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Warwick and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She lives on the south coast of England and divides her time between writing and caring for her young family.
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