Kyoko Chiba Chiba من عند Nuevo Mundo, San Onofre, Sucre, كولومبيا
I read this on a recommendation from my father whose taste in books swings far more intellectual than my own, so I had my doubts. But once I got into the characters and their different far-flung connections to the Alamo and meeting people like Jim Bowie and Sam Houston- people I've heard about my entire life- I had a hard time putting the book down. Would recommend to anyone with a modicum of interest in Texana.
The book indulges the rare niche of people who are intrigued by anthropology and murder mysteries. The story follows a US journalist who is introduced to an anthropologist imprisoned in a Thai jail for the murder of a missionary. Details unfold about their relationship with a fictional group in northern Thailand. The anthropologist sought to understand the group by immersing herself in their community. The missionaries sought to free them from oppression caused by their beliefs. Both paid high personal costs for their ambitions.