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Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel by an American Author
"Captivating . . . has qualities any reader would wish for: adventure, romance, history and a vividly described exotic setting."--"The Washington Post"
In 1925 the international treasure-hunting scene is a man's world, and no one understands this better than Irene Blum, who is passed over for a coveted museum curatorship because she is a woman. Seeking to restore her reputation, she sets off from Seattle in search of a temple believed to house the lost history of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization. But her quest to make the greatest archaeological discovery of the century soon becomes a quest for her family's secrets. Embracing the colorful and corrupt world of colonial Asia in the early 1900s, "The Map of Lost Memories" takes readers into a forgotten era where nothing is as it seems. As Irene travels through Shanghai's lawless back streets and Saigon's opium-filled lanes, she joins forces with a Communist temple robber and an intriguing nightclub owner with a complicated past. What they bring to light deep within the humidity-soaked Cambodian jungle does more than change history. It ultimately solves the mysteries of their own lives.
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Praise for "The Map of Lost Memories"
"In "The Map of Lost Memories, "Kim Fay draws us into a universe as exotic, intense, and historically detailed as the ancient artifacts her unforgettable heroine seeks. It's a deliciously unexpected journey: Indiana Jones meets Somerset Maugham meets Marguerite Duras."--Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of "The Painter from Shanghai"
"A thrilling mix of adventure and personal discovery . . . Kim] Fay crafts an intricate page-turner that will keep readers breathless and guessing."--"Publishers Weekly"
"A ripping good tale . . . mysterious Asian locations . . . a driven young American heroine . . . an era no longer remembered but faded to romantic imagination . . . "The Map of Lost Memories" pulls the components together in a story that intrigues and rewards."--"Lincoln Journal Star"
"Fay's extraordinary novel has everything great historical-adventure fiction should--a strikingly original setting, exhilarating plot twists, and a near-impossible quest."--"Booklist" (starred review)
Title: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel
Categories: NOVEL TRADE SIZE,
Publisher: Ballantine Books: June 2013
ISBN Number: 0345531426
ISBN Number 13: 9780345531421
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
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