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Jasmine Nights

(1994)
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It is 1963. Twelve-year-old Justin has been entrusted to the care of three maiden aunts, an ancient great-great-grandmother, and a wicked uncle, on an exotic and protected estate. Breaking through the superficialities of family tradition with his own restless imagination as his guide, the boy tumbles through a year of magic and discovery, after which nothing will ever be quite the same. Jasmine Nights is about the American civil rights movement, the Kennedy assassination, growing up in the sixties, the Thai aristocracy, the sexual eccentricities of relatives, and the meaning of friendship. Justin's search for his place in the modern world takes him far beyond his home, on an uproarious and heartrending inner journey through other lands and centuries. His adventure is a joyous testament to the resiliency and implicit goodness of the human spirit.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jasmine Nights
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-312-11834-1 / 978-0-312-11834-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jasmine Nights
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-14-023466-7 / 978-0-14-023466-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jasmine Nights
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-241-00200-1 / 978-0-241-00200-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jasmine Nights
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.
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