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Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Lotus Eaters

stargish, September 20, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to read Tatjana Soli's The Lotus Eaters while traveling in Cambodia. Her fine writing coupled with the up close and visceral experience of S.E. Asia will stay with me. It didn't seem like a coincidence when I turned the page to the chapter titled Angkor Wat, on the day we arrived in Siem Reap, the town nearest the temples. And when the monsoons rained down on the roof of the Tuk Tuk I rode in with my daughter, I was transported back to Post Colonial French Indochine. If you have an interest in S. E. Asia and its history or The Vietnam War, this narrative is compellingly and uniquely written from a feminine (and feminist perspective). I will read it again here in the dead of a dreary Northwest winter to see if I can revisit the magic.
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