Descripción del producto
Bestseller in Travel Fiction
You travel to Southeast Asia in search of your long-distance relationship that is holding on by a string. Your girlfriend, Liana Kim, is having bouts of smuttiness. Liana is just that, a liana. You cannot survive well with her yet you are hopelessly addicted to romance and think flying from Brooklyn to Kuala Lumpur to get her back is a good idea. Before you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, you stop in Manila, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, and other stunning places that change your plans to win her back. This book is your mental and spiritual journey. You will learn a lot about the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Korea while also learning some secret things that should have been reserved for monks only.
If you're interested in Southeast Asia Travel but don't want to leave your couch then this is the book you should pick up. It's part Literary Fiction and part Southeast Asia Travel Guide rolled into one story that follows two characters tormented by their love for each other and their quest for spiritual awaking.
Words: 6,330. "For Monks Only" is in the uncharted banana republic between the well-traveled countries of Short Story and Novella.
"Chiaia is a unique, trip-hoppy, visionary of language"
Lo Galluccio, Ibbetson Street Press
"This book is Eat, Pray, Love and Soul Mountain's child."
EM Johnson (review courtesy of goodreads)
"If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a stroll along the pristine, white sandy beaches of Malapascua Island in the Philippines, exploring the crystal clear emerald waters of Phi Phi Island in Thailand, or getting a taste of the bustling floating markets of Bangkok, you no longer have to make flight reservations."
Chris H. (taken from review below)
"The blisteringly raw dialogue of this deep, messy love story still hangs in my mind long after I've set the Kindle aside."
Jaycie D (taken from Amazon review below)
Biografía del autor
Ralph-Michael Chiaia has a cat with severe mental problems who won't eat unless someone pets her the entire time. Thus, he has taken spoiling to new levels. While not petting his cat Aura, he spends his time running a bar in Seoul where he plays a ton of pool and smokes two packs of Marlboro Reds a day (although he's trying to switch to eCigs -- the horror! the horror!), writing, and playing with his 3-year-old son. Ralph has a few other books out on Kindle and in paperpack. The Sacred Calendar (RiceSpitting Productions 2014), Glyphic (Coatlism Press 2014) which was a finalist in the Cervena Barva Awards and a finalist in the Elixir Press Awards, and Ten Poems about East Asia (Coatlism Press 2014). He is currently working on a memoir about bar life which will be sure to offend many people who have come to the bar.