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Bluebeard's Castle

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
"...the J.D. Salinger of Siam"
--George Axelrod, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Breakfast at Tiffany's

"S. P. Somtow doesn't write like anybody else...and when he wants to spook you, he can drive the chill bone deep."
--Dean Koontz

In an exotic re-telling of the fairytale of Bluebeard, a New Age thirty-something is swept off her feet by an enigmatic Thai millionaire and soon finds herself in Bangkok's brave new world of shamans, shopping malls, and high society serial killers.

Originally written as a cliff-hanging serial for Bangkok's The Nation newspaper, Bluebeard's Castle is a roller-coaster novel that leapfrogs from genre to genre and culture to culture, turning the western preconception of Bangkok as a "city of temples and prostitutes" on its ear. A darkly comic odyssey populated with wild characters, with intimate glimpses into a culture rarely written about.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Used availability for S P Somtow's Bluebeard's Castle

Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bluebeard's Castle
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-595-65912-8 / 978-0-595-65912-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bluebeard's Castle
Author(s): Somtow Sucharitkul
ISBN: 0-595-28861-8 / 978-0-595-28861-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU