The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay is out today in paperback!
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay (Ballantine Books; 326 pages; $26).
When author and former bookseller Kim Fay was a little girl, she became fascinated with Southeast Asia. Her grandfather played a significant role in her growing obsession. He was a sailor in the Orient in the 1930s and told Fay stories about his life. Together, they would study photographs from that era; Fay was entranced.
After graduating from college, Fay traveled to Asia for the first time and promptly fell in love. Everything about the region heightened her senses and made her feel alive. Later, she moved to Vietnam and learned of a French couple, Andre and Clara Malraux, who looted a Cambodian temple in the 1920s to raise funds for the Communists. Just like that, Fay had an idea for a story. Thus, The Map of Lost Memories was born.
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