Book Tells Stories, Shares Lives
and Illuminates Issues
Differences is a collection of short stories
by Max Ediger, coordinator of Interfaith Cooperation Forum (ICF). Most
of the stories are based on the lives of real people in Thailand and
For example, the story called “Differences,” from which the title of the
book is taken, details one event through the eyes of three different
people—a prostitute, a ghost guide and a little flower girl. The story
takes place on Pat Pong Street, one of the most famous red light
districts in Bangkok. It is a story of pain, anger, suffering and
“Don’t Make Me a Human” is the story of a woman and her dogs struggling
to survive in a slum community along one of Bangkok’s many canals. A
forced eviction separates the woman from her beloved dogs, and she is
left alone to gather up the strength needed to start life over again.
Other stories include “The Good Son” about a young man, his mother and
two sisters who have had to flee from their home in Burma to seek safety
in a refugee camp inside Thailand. Unfortunately, life in the refugee
camp is also not so secure.
The book Differences is now available as an e-book. More
information about the publication is available online at <http://www.bangkokbooks.com/php/product/product.php?product_id=001049&sub_cate_name=&sub_cate_id=>.