The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel

Kim Fay


2013 Edgar Award Finalist for top First Novel via an American Author

In 1925 the overseas treasure-hunting scene is a man's global, and not anyone is familiar with this greater than Irene Blum, who's omitted for a coveted museum curatorship simply because she is a girl. trying to restoration her attractiveness, she units off from Seattle looking for a temple believed to accommodate the misplaced heritage of Cambodia's historic Khmer civilization. yet her quest to make the best archaeological discovery of the century quickly turns into a quest for her family's secrets and techniques. Embracing the colourful and corrupt international of colonial Asia within the early 1900s, The Map of misplaced Memories takes readers right into a forgotten period the place not anything is because it seems.  As Irene travels via Shanghai's lawless again streets and Saigon's opium-filled lanes, she joins forces with a Communist temple robber and an fascinating nightclub proprietor with a sophisticated previous. Deep in the humidity-soaked Cambodian jungle, what they create to gentle does greater than switch heritage. It eventually solves the mysteries in their personal lives.
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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)

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