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THE LAST BIRD OF PARADISE by Clifford Garstang (Korea)

THE LAST BIRD OF PARADISE by Clifford Garstang (Korea)

  The Last Bird of Paradise Black Rose Writing Clifford Garstang (South Korea 1976-77) February 2024 340 pages $6.99 (Kindle); $23.95 (Paperback). Can be pre-ordered.   Two women, nearly a century apart, seek to rebuild their lives when they reluctantly leave their homelands. Arriving in Singapore, they find romance in a tropical paradise, but also find they haven’t left behind the dangers that caused them to flee. In the aftermath of 9/11 and haunted by the specter of terrorism, Aislinn Givens leaves her New York law practice and joins her husband in Southeast Asia when he takes a job there. Seeking to establish herself in a local law firm, Aislinn begins to understand the historic resentment of foreigners who have exploited the region for centuries. Learning about the turmoil of Singapore’s colonial period, she acquires several paintings done by an English artist during World War I that she believes are . . .

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