Synopses & Reviews
Piv and Robin are not such an unlikely match. Piv, a small-time hustler in Thailand, and Robin, a twenty-something backpacker from the United States, have always dreamed big dreams. What begins as a traveler's affair in Sukhothal quickly intensifies, and the young lovers envision an idyllic future together, traveling the world. Their plans are thwarted in Bangkok, however, when Robin runs out of money, her credit is denied, and she may have to leave Asia and Piv behind. Desperate, Piv turns to Abu, a charasmatic businessman acquaintance, for help. Thus, Piv and Robin become embroiled in the dangerous world of international animal trafficking in this exotic literary thriller.
"Currency is...a story that asks questions about home and happiness, while deftly taking us into a society’s underworld where ethics are eclipsed by desperation, lust, and greed." Shilpa Agarwal, author of Haunting Bombay
"Zoe Zolbrod writes with authority about little known parts of Thailand in prose so beautiful I found myself conflicted between savoring every word and rushing to see what would happen next." Ladette Randolph, author of A Sandhills Ballad and editor-in-chief of Ploughshares
Robin, an American backpacker low on money but infatuated with travel and beauty, and Piv, her charismatic Thai lover who dreams of a better life, become embroiled in the dangerous world of international animal trafficking in this exotic literary thriller.
Cross-cultural lovers in Thailand become embroiled in the dangerous and exotic world of animal trafficking.
About the Author
Zoe Zolbrod studied at both Oberlin and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is been a Senior Editor at Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt. She also was co-publisher of Maxine, a literate companion for churlish girls and rakish women.