Journey to Angkor
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Sent away from Victorian England after becoming too familiar with his employer's nephew, Piero finds himself on a journey through Southeast Asia, where, with his Siamese translator Plai, he discovers the wonders of old Siam and Cambodia, including the as yet unknown splendors of ancient Angkor. More
Piero leaves his home in Taormina to go to work for a renowned naturalist in England. Unfortunately, he hadn't reckoned on falling for the Professor's handsome young nephew, but it seems they have only just begun to explore their mutual attraction when the Professor discovers their relationship. To avoid scandal, he sends Piero away on a mission to Indochina, to explore the region and document the things he finds there. It's truly a chance of a lifetime for Piero, even though he doesn't want to leave his new friend.
On the voyage to Singapore, Piero meets a mysterious Siamese gentleman who, when they meet again in Bangkok, arranges for the Italian to meet Plai, a young Siamese man who will become Piero's guide, interpreter, and more. As the two young men explore Siam and Cambodia, they encounter stinky fruits, stingy kings, lascivious princes, and the wonders of Angkor, an ancient city unknown to Europeans of the time.
Kindly note that Journey to Angkor includes explicit descriptions of sex between men. This book is intended for adult audiences only.
This second addition has been edited to correct some word-use and grammatical errors. Some passages have been changed to clarify the story.
Michael Joseph is the pen name of a Bangkok-based travel writer with more than 20 years experience traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Journey to Angkor is his first book-length work of fiction.