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The Resource I shot the Buddha, Colin Cotterill

I shot the Buddha, Colin Cotterill

Label
I shot the Buddha
Title
I shot the Buddha
Statement of responsibility
Colin Cotterill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to track their missing monk-friend down and figure out who has kidnapped him. Their adventure runs them afoul of Lao secret service officers, famous spiritualists, charismatic abbots, and even a man who might be the reincarnation of the Buddha himself. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia--to get their friend back, Siri and Daeng will have to figure out who is cloaking their terrible misdeeds in religiosity
Member of
Summary
Retired coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun offers assistance when a quirky Buddhist monk tries to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekhong River into Thailand
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518628
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cotterill, Colin
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dr. Siri Paiboun series
Series volume
0011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paiboun, Siri
  • Buddhism
  • Monks
  • Paiboun, Siri, Doctor (Fictitious character)
  • Coroners
  • Laos
Target audience
adult
Label
I shot the Buddha, Colin Cotterill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057132402
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781616957223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016003707
System control number
(OCoLC)929048860
Label
I shot the Buddha, Colin Cotterill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057132402
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781616957223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016003707
System control number
(OCoLC)929048860

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