No Bad News for the King

No Bad News for the King

The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143119616
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing more than 138,000 people. In No Bad News for the King, Emma Larkin, a Westerner who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, uses her extraordinary access and intimate understanding of the Burmese people to deliver a beautifully written and stunningly reported story that has never been told before. Chronicling the tragedy that unfolded in the chaotic days and months that followed the storm, she also examines the secretive politics of Burma’s military dictatorship, a regime that relies on vicious military force and a bizarre combination of religion and mysticism to rule the country.

No Bad News for the King

No Bad News for the King

Emma Larkin

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