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Drawing on the historical language of socialist-led utopia, the Chinese leader also said China would seek to help the international community but not seek spheres of influence. He won the biggest applause, however, when he warned foreign countries that China would never sacrifice its core interests, sovereignty, security or development plans.

Follow Shih on Twitter: www. Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots. She's just arrived at Roundly's, and it's Waldo's task to train her up for his job as pool-ball quality controller. Saifon hates just about everyone, and even though Waldo is tempted to strangle her at first, a friendship soon grows between them.

Two personal disasters in Waldo's life lead to him 'adopting' Saifon instead.

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But Saifon's mission at the factory is to make enough money to get back to Laos - for she has sworn to discover the truth about her past. Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. You can view this on the NLA website. Login Register. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. Advanced search Search history. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

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Feb 22, Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: asia , humour , travel , historical-fiction. Set in the time of when the Vietnam war spills into Laos the background is historically correct, but the main essence of the story is about child trafficking from Laos to America We learn of Saifon, a young woman from Laos now in America, and Waldo, an African-American working in a factory that produces pool balls.

With this setting you might not expect any jokes, but this was written by Colin Cotterill a maste Pool and its Role in Asian Communism This delightful story was written in broken English. With this setting you might not expect any jokes, but this was written by Colin Cotterill a master of understated humor. Here are some passages that made me smile If you gotta be bombed, be bombed by guys with rhythm.


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But Saifon and Waldo was also the honored guests of the PL, who was allies of the North Vietnamese who, if anyone's paying attention still, you'll know are the commies everyone else is fighting against. Jul 03, Mark Drew rated it it was amazing. This a great book. A genius mixture of humor and pathos. Colin Cotterill again forays into s Laos and all the insanity thereof. Unlike either his Dr. Siri Paiboun or his Jimm Juree series, this tale is a stand alone and is actually all the more satisfying for it inasmuch we get from plot point A to Z with no need to leave any "and than This little gem needs no book ending The book synopsis pretty much tells you all you need for a story overview - wh This a great book.

This little gem needs no book ending The book synopsis pretty much tells you all you need for a story overview - what it doesn't tell you is the amount of heart you are going to encounter along the way So do so, you'll thank me later. Despite the terrible title, this book is well worth reading.

It's funny sometimes laugh out loud funny and poignant, sweet without being saccharine, and it informs the reader about some of the late stages of the US war in Vietnam and about the human heart, both its beastliness and its greatness. Waldo is a hero you've never met before, and Saifon, the heroine, it well worth following.

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Not a mystery and not part of either of Cotterill's series, this stand-alone novel deserves more attention. Mar 18, Judy rated it it was amazing. I love this book! Funny, sad and so much more. The quirky characters that Cotterill always delivers and the totally non-typical story that is so much more than just entertainment. In spite of the stupid title which has little to do with the story , this is a fun and breezy story about two unlikely friends who meet in a Midwest U.

There's a huge drawback, however, in the super-annoying bad-English dialect in which it is written.

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If you are impatient while reading dialect, this would probably drive you crazy. I really disliked the dialect, and it detracted quite a lot from my enjoyment of t In spite of the stupid title which has little to do with the story , this is a fun and breezy story about two unlikely friends who meet in a Midwest U. I really disliked the dialect, and it detracted quite a lot from my enjoyment of this book. Both of our main characters are flawed as well, but if you enjoy the Dr.

Siri Paiboun mystery novels by the same author — as I do — you might enjoy this too. It's a very different setting, and there are no characters as lovable as Dr. Siri and his cohort Waldo is sweet, but he's kind of a caricature , but the formula is similar and the humor — while less subtle — is also similar.


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  • If you've never read the Dr. Siri books, I highly recommend those! Start with the first, The Coroner's Lunch , and read them all. Dec 30, Glen U rated it liked it. It is an early piece written by Colin Cotterill, before his Siri Paiboun series gained acclaim in the literary world. Uneven at times, it is still filled with wonderful characters, an intriguing if sometimes confusing plot and Cotterill's trademark wry wit and sarcastic tone. The story starts out slow and the writing is lacking in continuity.