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A Taste for Green Tangerines by Barbara Bisco

A Taste for Green Tangerines

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Disillusioned with her London Life, anthropologist Bethany Parker accepts an offer to work with an international team of environmentalists on an eco-tourism project in the Indonesian rainforest. Thrust into a lush and sometimes brutal world of tribal traditions and erotic tensions, she learns about herself in the most unexpected of places.


A Taste for Green Tangerines by Barbara Bisco

Set in the midst of the Indonesian rainforest, A TASTE FOR GREEN TANGERINES begins with Bethany Parker's arrival in Borneo and explores the limits of friendship and the consequences of love amidst a small band of Europeans, Americans, and Australians working on an eco-tourism project there.

As they battle loggers and gold miners, experiment with local medicines, and selectively adopt the ways of a traditional culture, passions are inflamed, long-held values are shattered, and perspectives are altered by the savagery and beauty of their jungle surroundings. When out-of-control fires, a toxic 'haze' and the blood-drenched practices of the head hunters finally drive them from their leafy 'Eden', no one, least of all Bethany, herself, emerges from the steamy isolation unchanged.


'I thoroughly enjoyed it ... a very exciting book ... an intrepid heroine ... really sexy, really good fun - a whole new kind of book' Vanessa Feltz, BBC London

' We say don't think twice, go and buy this book!' Hampstead Village Voice, London

'An original and vibrant book'

'An enjoyable and original romp of a read - Enter this thrilling wilderness without leaving your armchair' Wide World Magazine

About the Author

Barbara Bisco

Barbara Bisco is the author of two novels, both of which are set in Asia where she spent the last thirty years, much of it in Thailand and Indonesia. Whilst in Asia, Barbara worked for the National Museums in both Bangkok and Jakarta. She also worked with orangutans and tigers at the zoo in Jakarta. Her daughter was born in Indonesia and the whole family thinks of it as a second home. Although London is now her first home, Barbara is originally from New York and has a bachelor's degree from Harvard as well as a Ph. D. from Cornell. Her short stories were published in the book 'Short Stories of Bangkok and Beyond'.

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Publication date

14th April 2009


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Black Lotus Publishing Ltd


412 pages


Relationship Stories
Family Drama
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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