The Merit Birds

The Merit Birds

Book - 2015
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Eighteen-year old Cam Scott is angry. He's angry about his absent dad, he's angry about being angry and he's angry that he has had to give up his basketball team to follow his mom to her new job in Vientiane, Laos. However, Cam's anger begins to melt under the Southeast Asian sun as he finds friendship with his neighbour, Somchai, and gradually falls in love with Nok, who teaches him about building merit, or karma, by doing good deeds, such as freeing caged "merit birds". Tragedy strikes and Cam finds himself falsely accused of a crime. His freedom is in the hands of a person he's never met, a person who knows that the only way to restore his merit is to confess. The Merit Birds blends action, suspense, and humour in a far-off land where things seem so different, yet deep down are so much the same.
Publisher: ©2015
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781459729315
Characteristics: 238 pages ; 21 cm


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