Cold East

Gabija Grušaitė
2018. Clarity
Softcover, 20 cm x 13 cm, 232 pages
ISBN 9789671429778


Shortlisted for the Penang Monthly Book Prize 2018 !

Twenty-something author and minor media influencer Stasys Šaltoka – or Stanley Colder to his adoring IG followers – has hit an existential wall. Abandoning his clichéd and stifling New York city life, he buys a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia in search of life-changing experiences.

A chance meeting with an enigmatic Russian leads Stasys to a documentary project – the murder of a mysterious Mongolian model that implicates a prime minister and his jewel-hoarding wife. Unravelling the truth takes Stasys deeper through the murky swamp of extreme corruption, death, Islamophobia and media manipulation.

Will he ever figure out the meaning of life or find a decent espresso?

 About the author: Gabija Grušaitė, born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1987, studied social media and anthropology in London. After settling in Penang in 2009, she co-founded an independent, contemporary art centre – Hin Bus Depot – where she was curator-in-chief. She released her critically acclaimed debut novel, Disillusionment in 2010.
Weight 350 g
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 2 cm

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