Poon Pid Thong: Gold-Pasted Cement
Awarded by SEA Write Award (South East Asian Writers Award)
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“I hope you’ll try to understand.”

“What is there to understand?” He asked and could not help but sound heartless.

“That I didn’t mean to leave you. You really thought I deserted you?”

“Yes, Mother,” he answered. “I certainly did.”

Winner of the prestigious S.E.A. Write Award, Gold-Pasted Cement captures the world of privileged Thais in the 1980s, a time of modernization and rampant male privilege. The products of broken homes, Songmuang and Balee are plagued by their past. Now they are determined to build a home. Written with great insight by Thailand’s National Artist Krisna Asoksin, Gold-Pasted Cement is a favorite among Thais.

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A beloved and revered Thai novelist, Krisna Asoksin, Thailand’s 1988 National Artist in Literature, is the author of more than 140 novels. Among her many accomplishments are the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Literature Award for Ruea Manus: The Ship of Human Sorrows (1968) and Tawan Tok Din: Sunset (1972), the Southeast Asian Writers Award for Poon Pid Thong: Gold-Pasted Cement (1985), and 7 Book Awards’ Award of Excellence for Wiang Waen Fah (2004).

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“Few books so deftly mirror Thai families today.”
— Krungthep Turakij

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