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The darkest little room, Patrick Holland

Label
The darkest little room
Title
The darkest little room
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Holland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph, a journalist living in Saigon, is approached by a foreign businessman describing a brothel known as 'the darkest little room'. This mysterious informant shows him a photograph of a beautiful woman covered in wounds. Joseph sets out to investigate, not only to uncover the mistreatment of these women, but in the hope of at last finding the one woman he cannot forget
Summary
Patrick Holland's haunting new novel arises from his experiences in Indochina. An atmospheric literary thriller, it tells the story of Joseph, an Australian journalist living in Saigon who, shortly after reporting on a murdered girl washed up in Saigon River, is approached by a foreign businessman describing a brothel known as the darkest little room in Saigon. This mysterious informant shows him a photograph of a beautiful woman covered in wounds. Joseph sets out to investigate, not only to uncover the mistreatment of these women, but in the hope of at last finding the one woman he cannot forget. Rich in setting and characterisation, and pure in voice, The Darkest Little Room explores the elemental dilemmas of being an outsider, the nature of desire, and the risks of loving, especially in a world where no one is who they seem.
Tone
Writing style
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10168852
Cataloging source
NOV
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1976-
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Holland, Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Australian fiction
  • Prostitution
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Target audience
adult
Label
The darkest little room, Patrick Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049840953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9781921924248
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The darkest little room, Patrick Holland
Publication
Control code
000049840953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9781921924248
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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