The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand(9780804843881)

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Dark magic and dark pasts haunt the characters in these short stories set in mysterious, exotic Thailand.

Ghosts, spirits and the real-life terror of despair haunt the pages of The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand. In these nine horror stories, you'll meet:

  • A drug trafficker-turned-writer who confronts vulnerability in his hard-as-nails partner in crime.
  • An executioner who explores the nature of violence in a painful search for love and kindness.
  • A photojournalist who is literally haunted by the images of everyone he ever failed or exploited while getting a story.

    For these characters, their home in naturally lush, deeply spiritual, and excitingly urban Thailand is full of demons. Each story follows their attempts to push through and make sense of the many different shades of darkness. In The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand, travel writer Jim Algie warps the boundaries between the conceivable and the bizarre, offering readers the best elements from the worlds of both supernatural and horror fiction.

    About the Author:
    Jim Algie's short fiction has been included in the Bram Stoker-winning Extremes 2: Fantasy and Horror from the Ends of the Earth. His non-fiction work Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic chronicles the dark side of the country and its strangest tourist attractions. He has contributed to Time Out and The International Herald Tribune, and recently authored Tuttle Travel Pack Thailand.