The BeachBook - 1998
A young backpacker in Thailand searching for something different learns of the existence of an idyllic island which is not even on the map. The novel describes his jungle journey to reach the island where he discovers a secret commune of international drifters living off fish and pot. The man's arrival coincides with growing tension between factions, leading to the commune's violent demise. A first novel.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
Branch Call Number: Fiction Garland
Characteristics: 436 pages ; 21 cm