Many Lives by M. R. Kukrit PramojMany Lives by M. R. Kukrit Pramoj

Many Lives

byM. R. Kukrit PramojTranslated byMeredith Borthwick

Paperback | June 1, 1999

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?That night, the rain poured and wind howled, raindrops crashing like solid objects onto the ground and water. A passenger boat from Ban Phaen to Bangkok, packed with people, pressed on through the current amidst the rising clamor of the rain and storm. . . .? The boat capsizes in the torrent, and washed up on the shore the next morning are the sodden bodies of the many passengers who lost their lives.

Thus begins M. R. Kukrit Pramoj?s classic novel set in the Thailand of the early 1950s and first published in 1954. The life of each passenger who perished is retraced from birth, revealing a complex web of experiences and emotions.

M. R. Kukrit Pramoj (1911?1995) was a writer of renown, politician, prime minister, intellectual, journalist, and classical dancer. He wrote more than 20 books, including the historical novel Four Reigns.
Title:Many LivesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 1 × 1 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:1 × 1 × 0.67 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Silkworm BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9747100673

ISBN - 13:9789747100679


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This acclaimed novel about a passenger boat that sinks while on its way from Ban Phaen to Bangkok was first published in 1954. Many Lives   tells of a far-eastern disaster that rivals the tale of the Titanic. As the boat sinks, the authour traces the lives and past lives of many of the victims on board and asks the question:  is it karma that brings them to this watery death?  M.R. Kukrit Pramoj was a renowned writer politician, intellectual, journalist, classical dancer and the former Prime Minister of Thailand.