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Author Donald, Elsie Burch.

Title A model American / Elsie Burch Donald.

Published London : Doubleday, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 DONALD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 299 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Summary "In early 1970 a small plane goes down in the Cambodian jungle, en route to Angkor Wat. Piloted by an American hippie, the plane is carrying a US businessman and his wife, their guide a young Englishwoman, and a Cambodian 'old hand', a Frenchman." "Stranded helplessly in the jungle, the Westerners are found by local peasants and taken to the relative safety of their village. Here, cut off from the outside world, they find an enchanting Buddhist world, full of laughter and festivals - a veritable Shangri La. As the party adjust to the lotus-eating culture, life presents excitement, pleasure - even love. And an opportunity to bring modern methods to a backward way of life. But a darker, brutal presence threatens to destroy their paradise. The Vietnam War is spilling across Cambodia's borders, and an insurgency is on the rise that will become the Khmer Rouge. Cambodia must change, but in whose image?" "A Model American is a multi-dimensional parable showing the American character abroad and its effects when used to 'improve' an ancient, alien culture. For many, it will resonate strongly with what is happening in the world today."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Parti communiste du Kampuchea -- Fiction.
Americans -- Cambodia -- Fiction.
English -- Cambodia -- Fiction.
Aircraft accidents -- Cambodia -- Fiction.
Buddhists -- Cambodia -- Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
Atrocities -- Cambodia -- Fiction.
Cambodia -- History -- 1953-1975 -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780385607087 (cased) : £14.99
0385607083 (cased) : £14.99