Monthly Archives: December 2012

Saigon Gary

“You looking for a room?” came the sandpaper voice from above. I looked up and saw an old man, Western and worn, hanging out of a second-floor window. “Yes,” I replied, arching my neck further. “Try the owner of the … Continue reading

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The Collector

Ting, ting. The horizontal man twitched at the first ring and jumped up at the second; his naked feet stood snugly where his body had just lain, on a hand-woven carpet: Konya, Turkey, 1963. Carpets were still cheap in ’63, … Continue reading

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Freedom in Cambodia

It was a good time to be in Cambodia — Angelina Jolie was strutting around Angkor Wat as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft and a band of insurgents was shooting up the capital, Phnom Penh. Both events I missed, squandering a … Continue reading

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