John Cadet

Biography

J.M. Cadet was born in London but has lived in the East – mainly in Thailand – since 1961. As well as teaching English at the Chitrlada Palace School and for the British Council, he was at one time the news editor of the Bangkok World Newspaper and the initiator of the Thai TV FM Multiplex news programme. In Chiang Mai, where he now lives with his Thai wife and daughters, he has taught English literature as a special lecturer at Payap University and serves currently as an adviser for the Graduate School of Chiang Mai University. In addition to his two collections of short fiction, he has written a study of the Vessantara Jataka (a Buddhist ‘Birth Story’), and is now completing a non-fiction work, provisionally entitled The Road East.

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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,190. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Document Found in a Prefab Undergoing Demolition in a North-west London Suburb A novel-ms, lost and recovered years later, in the form of an account by a schoolboy of his final year at grammar school, an attempt by examining the days past to find a key to the future.
Venusberg Revisited: More Stories of Thailand
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,120. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The Venusberg of the title story is, of course, Bangkok and environs, its Tannhauser an ex-GI who discovers it’s best not to come back. As in Occidental Adam, Oriental Eve, Cadet’s principal theme is the meeting of two cultures, and in this and the other ten stories, his protagonists are seen at frightening, baffling, bizarre and occasionally extremely funny moments in those meetings. A former vol
Occidental Adam, Oriental Eve...and other stories of Thailand
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,680. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A majority of these stories is set in Thailand. A shot rings out in a Bangkok slum; not far from Pattaya a portly Thai banker is taken by a shark; a Western adviser, at the end of his tether, sits at the feet of a meditation teacher in the Thai Northeast; in his Bangkok penthouse an English lecturer – the Occidental Adam of the title story – is offered ‘the firm, fresh apple’ of a student’s breas

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