The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel

By Kim Fay

2013 Edgar Award Finalist for top First Novel through an American Author

In 1925 the overseas treasure-hunting scene is a man's global, and nobody is familiar with this higher than Irene Blum, who's omitted for a coveted museum curatorship simply because she is a girl. trying to fix her acceptance, she units off from Seattle looking for a temple believed to deal with the misplaced heritage of Cambodia's old Khmer civilization. yet her quest to make the best archaeological discovery of the century quickly turns into a quest for her family's secrets and techniques. Embracing the colourful and corrupt global of colonial Asia within the early 1900s, The Map of misplaced Memories takes readers right into a forgotten period the place not anything is because it seems.  As Irene travels via Shanghai's lawless again streets and Saigon's opium-filled lanes, she joins forces with a Communist temple robber and an fascinating nightclub proprietor with a classy previous. Deep in the humidity-soaked Cambodian jungle, what they convey to gentle does greater than switch background. It finally solves the mysteries in their personal lives.
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Praise for The Map of misplaced Memories
"In The Map of misplaced thoughts, Kim Fay attracts us right into a universe as unique, severe, and traditionally specific because the historic artifacts her unforgettable heroine seeks. it is a deliciously unforeseen trip: Indiana Jones meets Somerset Maugham meets Marguerite Duras."--Jennifer Cody Epstein, writer of The Painter from Shanghai
"A exciting mixture of experience and private discovery . . . [Kim] Fay crafts an elaborate page-turner that may preserve readers breathless and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
"A ripping solid story . . . mysterious Asian destinations . . . a pushed younger American heroine . . . an period not remembered yet pale to romantic mind's eye . . . The Map of misplaced Memories pulls the parts jointly in a narrative that intrigues and rewards."--Lincoln magazine Star
"Fay's outstanding novel has every thing nice historical-adventure fiction should--a strikingly unique atmosphere, exhilarating plot twists, and a near-impossible quest."--Booklist (starred review)

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