Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide, open smile. A frontier land where anything is possible – at least for the tourists.
In Holiday in Cambodia Laura Jean McKay explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. There are tender, funny moments of tentative understanding, as well as devastating re-imaginings of a troubled history.
Three backpackers board a train, ignoring the danger signs – and find themselves in the hands of the Khmer Rouge.
Elderly sisters are visited by their vampire niece from Australia and set out to cure her.
A singer creates a sensation in swinging 1969, on the eve of an American bombing campaign.
These are bold and haunting stories by a remarkable new talent.