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The Flame Tree

The Flame Tree

Author(s): Keith Dahlberg

Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Turn of 21st Century



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Returning to Burma to teach for a month, Dr. George Daniels and his wife had not expected to get involved in a war. But a renegade colonel disrupts the balance of power between the military dictatorship and the insurgent hill armies, flooding the Thai border with refugees. George discovers information crucial to ending the conflict – and his wife is held hostage to prevent his using it – at the Flame Tree truce conference. The story of a man who has spent a lifetime avoiding confrontation, and who now finds himself in a mediator’s role between a dictatorship and rebel armies fighting for survival.

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Set mainly in Burma, this is a novel that “take you to the location”, you are really there with the people. This is a Burma pre-change when Aung San Suu Kyi was still under...

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