T. F. Rhoden

Well-researched book looks at women in a northeast Thai village who choose to marry foreign men. The author, anthropologist Patcharin Lapanun, examines the social impact of their marriages on the village and the women themselves.

As Taiwan legalises gay marriage, this frank telling of a young lesbian’s struggle to understand her place in 1990s Taipei stirs the imagination as much now as when it was first published 23 years ago