The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel
2013 Edgar Award Finalist for top First Novel via an American Author
Praise for The Map of misplaced Memories
"In The Map of misplaced stories, Kim Fay attracts us right into a universe as unique, extreme, and traditionally designated because the old artifacts her unforgettable heroine seeks. it is a deliciously unforeseen trip: Indiana Jones meets Somerset Maugham meets Marguerite Duras."--Jennifer Cody Epstein, writer of The Painter from Shanghai
"A exciting mixture of experience and private discovery . . . [Kim] Fay crafts an elaborate page-turner that would continue readers breathless and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
"A ripping solid story . . . mysterious Asian destinations . . . a pushed younger American heroine . . . an period not remembered yet pale to romantic mind's eye . . . The Map of misplaced Memories pulls the parts jointly in a narrative that intrigues and rewards."--Lincoln magazine Star
"Fay's outstanding novel has every thing nice historical-adventure fiction should--a strikingly unique surroundings, exhilarating plot twists, and a near-impossible quest."--Booklist (starred review)
anyplace else in Cambodia, if it used to be within the barriers of the recognized Khmer Empire, it will were came upon by means of now. it's going to no longer were the following awaiting me. i do know that’s no longer what occurred. i do know that 700 years in the past a king didn’t construct this temple for me to discover, yet that’s the way it feels.” “If you didn’t wish the scrolls, this temple will be sufficient for you, wouldn’t it?” “More than enough.” “And in case you don’t locate them?” Marc requested. Irene refused that risk. “Once i locate.
Lasted. now not the gold spires. now not the god-king hierarchies.” She sighed. “Keep them safe.” “Keep what safe?” “That’s what i might do with the scrolls. i'd continue them secure. i might hold them from being exploited by means of humans like me. yet I’m too late.” As Irene sat at the ground, this awareness sank in, and she or he bowed her head into her hands, hearing the rustle of Loung’s costume because the nun walked in regards to the room. Papers have been being shuffled, and anything made a clicking noise at the desk. Then.
Lived in Vietnam for 4 years and nonetheless travels to Southeast Asia often. A former bookseller, she is the writer of Communion: A Culinary trip via Vietnam, winner of the realm connoisseur Cookbook Awards’ most sensible Asian delicacies publication within the usa. She can be the creator/editor of a chain of guidebooks on Southeast Asia. Fay now lives in la. this is often her first novel. www.kimfay.net.
“That explains what he’s doing in Phnom Penh.” It used to be as though a cost have been detonated, and Irene may possibly pay attention just a ringing in her ears. “What are you speaking about?” she requested as sound slowly returned—the orchestra, the shouting newspaper boys, the neighboring conversations. “He arrived weeks ago.” Above the tables, webs of cigarette smoke drifted in a stench of stale liquor and overcooked meats. “No, he didn’t,” she acknowledged. Louis used to be burdened. “I observed him.” “I knew it, Irene.” With.
For hidden solutions. “I’ve by no means understood it, Irene. My mom by no means advised me approximately having a son who died.” “I was once instructed that Mr. Simms stored our lives. He’s the one that killed worry. How may your mom have stored us? What may well she have done?” Simone inspiration this over. “She served as a nurse throughout the Franco-Chinoise struggle. She used to be on the clinic evening and day in the course of the uprisings in Siem achieve. You acknowledged your mom used to be shot. Mine can have taken care of the wound.” “What might she were doing.