Rindu: A Novel of Expatriate Life in Eastern Malaysia

Rindu: A Novel of Expatriate Life in Eastern Malaysia


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"Rindu" means lovesick in Malay. A young man steps off a yacht on a pristine island, Labuan, and works in a fabrication yard building jackets and decks as a Quality Control Supervisor. The hard life of the Iban welders, engineers and expatriates, the beauty of the island and the waters, the passion of the women for the men and each other, the incredible fecundity of the Orient all contribute to the first real saga of oil men overseas. You will feel what it is like walking one hundred fifty feet above the sand on the jacket leg, or diving into Brunei Bay or sitting with your lover in the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. Endure the agonies of one man struggling with himself and his lovers, the clash of hard steel with the fluidity of the South China Sea. Read one chapter a night and revel in the sensuality of the language and the vision of a possible future.

Eric Muirhead graduated from Yale, moved to Houston ,left medical school and drove a taxi. Cab Tales is his first novel, the second edition of which is published by Ink Brush Press. Graduating from Rice with a Master's in English literature, he then went to Labuan, East Malaysia for eight years with his wife, building a 53 ft. gaff-rigged schooner on the beach and sailing it across the Pacific to Hawaii. Teaching at Chadwick School, Palos Verdes, CA he wrote Rindu, a novel about his experiences in the fabrication world of offshore oil. Returning to Houston, he taught at San Jacinto College for 20 years before dying in a tragic an accident in 2012. His third novel, Eden's Abyss, about a teacher in a private school, a Collected edition of his poetry and an English translation of all of Nietzsche's poetry will be available. His website is Eric Muirhead.net

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ISBN-13: 9781481997515
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.51(d)

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