Every decade or so a previously forgotten tropical backyard flowers unexpectedly thanks to the discovery of gold, oil or cheap labor. Enlightened royals and savvy dictators attract investors and foreign companies to their domains. Growth figures – real or inflated – spread the lore of an economical miracle. Factories replace traditional farming fields. Skyscrapers rise amidst the cou More

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Words: 71,250
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310938399
About Max de Bruijn

Max de Bruijn (1966) is a Dutch historian and journalist. The newspaper and magazine articles he wrote about his expat experience in Jakarta in the 1990s resulted in his first novel Expats. His non-fiction work Indonesië op vrijdagmiddag (Friday Afternoon in Indonesia) was released in 2009.

Expats has been translated by Lorraine T. Miller (Epicycles), an American professional translator based in Amsterdam.

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