On the Back of a Motorbike: Stories and Poems from Southeast Asia
Kris Williamson, editor (anthology)
Southeast Asia represents many things to different people. From the offshore banking and tourist island paradises to the mountain towns of Borneo and fishing villages along the Mekong, it is difficult to summarize such a diverse region. Anyone who has spent at least 5 minutes in any of these countries, though, can vouch for the prominence of the motorbike. This anthology presents 27 works of short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry on the theme of the motorbike in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The contributing authors range from regional connoisseurs and expats to locals and those in the Diaspora, allowing for readers to approach Southeast Asia from different angles and tour as if on the back of a motorbike.