Holiday in Cambodia
I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Jean McKay (LJM) at a literary event in Wagga Wagga on my recent trip to the Riverina and attending a workshop she ran for writers. She is vivacious and intense. The same may be said of her writing.
As the title suggests, these 17 short stories are set in Cambodia, but they span decades – the earliest seem to be in the 1950s and the most recent are in the present – and include 1969 (Vietnam War) and 1994 (post-Pol Pot). The title also suggests something of the First World heading off to the economic fringes of the planet for a ‘break’. read more …