Saturday, May 26, 2012

Awaiting memories

The USA front cover of The Map of Lost Memories
Prepare yourself for Kim Fay's debut novel, The Map of Lost Memories. It will be out on bookshelves in the USA and in the UK in mid-August. 336 pages, published by Ballantine Books/Random House in the US and by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK, hence the two book covers I presume. It's also being translated in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Italy and Hungary. And Karyn O'Bryant will be the voice on the audiobook. I have a vested interest in the author and this book. Kim Fay was the series editor and a gigantic help to me whilst I was completing my own To Cambodia With Love. Without her, my book wouldn't have seen the light of day. Full stop. She was the one who gave me the proverbial kick up the ass to get it finished and held my hand over the finishing line. I also read the manuscript of her novel, then called In Yellow Babylon, way back when and offered up a few observations. But hey, what do I know. Kim is an exceptional writer and I'm utterly chuffed that she is bringing out a book, set in the 1920s and in the Cambodian jungle no less. I would urge absolutely everyone to make sure they buy a copy.
The UK version of the book's front cover

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Blogger janet brown said...

This is a book that is faithful to Khmer history and is alluring in its descriptions of Cambodia. People who pick it up for the adventure will find themselves on the next plane to Angkor Wat to see it for themselves. It's an exceptional historical novel--Kim Fay can take her place with the best of them!

June 8, 2012 at 3:42 AM  

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