The Headmaster's Wager (Hardcover)
|Author: Vincent Lam|
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|When Percival Chen''s son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Chen faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. Chen finds solace in a beautiful woman and a son born to them, but he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see.|
From the Publisher:
Enjoying his position as the headmaster of Saigon's most respected English school while indulging in a gambling and womanizing lifestyle, Percival Chen comes into sudden awareness of regional violence when his son lands in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities. 40,000 first printing.
"Lam writes tellingly about intrigue, political collusion and the clash of cultures." 06/15/2012 "[A] sumptuously plotted first novel. . . . Lam's narrative is businesslike yet nimble." - Jan Stuart 09/09/2012 "Lam . . . Is sensitive to complexities of allegiance, to the impossibility of being impartial, and to the way that, in war, every gambit, no matter how well calculated, entails loss." 09/17/2012