A-go-Go, a novel by John Hail, published by Heaven Lake Press, described
in a rave review by the Pattaya Mail "...as one
novel starts in a Bangkok bar but soon the reader is transported to
the key times and places of Thailand's turbulent political history and
to the jungle camps of Thai communist guerrillas and Cambodian rebels.
Set in the 1970s and '80s, Bangkok A-go-Go presents a unique vision
of the political struggles that shaped Thailand's recent history. Bangkok
A-go-Go is written from an insider's knowledge of these events.
author is one of the best known members of the Bangkok foreign correspondent
community, a 25-year member and two-time board member of the Foreign
Correspondents Club of Thailand. Hail, an American from California,
has reported major events from Asia since 1976. He served as Bureau
Chief for UPI and DPA, covering coups and earthquakes in Thailand, Indonesia,
the Philippines and elsewhere in the region.
Hail was Thailand Bureau Chief for UPI and DPA. If you would like to
an arrange an interview with John Hail, please contact the Heaven Lake
Press Editorial Department at 02258-2543 Ext. 101.
Hail crafted this book over a 10-year period and Thai old-hands have
been talking about it for years.
Bangkok A-go-Go there is a compelling story-line that blends fiction
and history in a way that only a highly experienced reporter is capable
of doing. What makes Bangkok A-go-Go special also is its unique perspective
on a still-controversial period when Thai students and other idealists
fled to jungle to take up arms against the military dictatorship that
had seized power in Bangkok.
of publication copies of Bangkok A-go-go will soon be available at all
leading bookstores in Thailand, and for those readers living outside
of Thailand, copies may be ordered from our web site by going to our
Order page at www.heavenlakepress.com