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Silk Roads
Author: Axel Madsen

ISBN: 9781848851900
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15 May 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.0
Description:
Andre and Clara Malraux had the world at their feet. Wealthy and carefree, their life was a bohemian idyll, spent frequenting the hottest clubs and restaurants, travelling and mingling with the Paris literary set. But all this changed when the stock market crashed and their fortune disappeared overnight. Penniless but still craving adventure, Andre dreamt up a plan to travel to French Indochina where they would collect temple treasures and sell them for a huge profit in America. Against all the odds - jungle fevers, inexperience and uncooperative locals - they succeeded. But their treasure hunt turned into a dangerous crusade when Clara and Andre set up an anti-government newspaper in Saigon, defiantly exposing colonial injustices, corruption and the government's stifling of Asian culture. "Silk Roads" is a story of romance and adventure, crime and political awakenings, but it also paints a picture of the volatile relationship between two extraordinary people: Andre - gifted, intense, who would later become one of France's most celebrated literary figures, and Clara - vivacious, independent, but forced to live in her husband's long shadow.

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