Christopher G. Moore: Chairs (Thailand 2000)
From the Publisher:
Chairs is a collection of sixteen original stories. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals, with perfect timing and ingenious twists, the clash of cultures as expats meet Thais, Chinese, Karen, and Burmese. Chairs is a search for redemption with stops at the Oriental Hotel, Pattaya, the Thermae, and the jungles of Burma. Along this journey you enter a vividly created world populated by adventurers, body snatchers, executioners, dreamers, collectors, diplomats, mistresses, ghosts, and war veterans.
Christopher G. Moore: Chairs. Stories. Heaven Lake Press, ISBN: 9748769194, 281 p., $11.95.