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The Resource Down and Out in Paradise, Luke Williams (author)

Down and Out in Paradise, Luke Williams (author)

Label
Down and Out in Paradise
Title
Down and Out in Paradise
Statement of responsibility
Luke Williams (author)
Title variation
Down & out in paradise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Luke Williams travels to Asia to escape hard drugs, high rents and cold nights - he finds adventure, temples, and for the first time - people actually weirder than him: Westerners in Asia. Or are they? Extreme Asia is about Westerners who go to Asia for the things they can't find at home - riches, wives, ladyboys, cheap living and even cheaper drugs, cults, spices, mountains, tropical beaches, 'selfesteem' necklaces, and ascended masters. Luke fully immerses himself in these environments, going far beyond reportage, while aspects of his own history - his dreams, disappointments, urges, and his inherited struggle with mental illness - begin to catch up with him. In this searingly honest book, Luke invites you into his headspace as he travels all over Asia. He spends a month working as a prostitute in Pattaya, eats snake heart in Vietnam, and consults an American medium in Ubud, while tracing the history of Westerners - from the Greeks to Marco Polo and the colonialists - and their extreme experiences in the east. Ultimately, Luke is confronted by what is, and what was, and his own footprint upon it all
Summary
In this searingly honest book, Luke invites you into his headspace as he travels all over Asia. He spends a month working as a prostitute in Pattaya, eats snake heart in Vietnam, and consults an American medium in Ubud, while tracing the history of Westerners - from the Greeks to Marco Polo and the colonialists - and their extreme experiences in the east. Ultimately, Luke is confronted by what is, and what was, and his own footprint upon it all.
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10796833
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Luke
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Luke
  • Williams, Luke
  • Journalists
  • Drug addicts
  • Mentally ill
  • Male prostitutes
  • Male prostitution
  • Nomads
  • Asia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
east - west - sex - death
Label
Down and Out in Paradise, Luke Williams (author)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065373345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781760685843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104821235
Label
Down and Out in Paradise, Luke Williams (author)
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065373345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781760685843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104821235

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