In the Time of Madness
By (author) Richard Lloyd Parry
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In the Time of Madness by Richard Lloyd Parry
Book DescriptionIn the last years of the twentieth century, Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years it had been paralysed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto. But now the age of Suharto was reaching its end, giving way to a new era of chaos and superstition - the 'time of madness' predicted centuries before by poets and seers. On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a savage war of head-hunting and cannibalism. Vast jungles burned uncontrollably; money lost its value; there were plane crashes and volcanic eruptions. After the tumultuous fall of Suharto came the vote of independence from Indonesia for the tiny occupied country of East Timor. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Lloyd Parry reached his own painful, personal crisis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099481454
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Lloyd Parry
Richard Lloyd Parry is Asia editor of The Times, based in Tokyo. He is the author of People Who Eat Darkness, a journey into the shadows of Japan following the tragic case of Lucie Blackman.
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