Author(s): Christopher J. Koch
This novel tells the story of the search for Mike Langford, a war photographer with a reputation for risk-taking, who disappears inside Cambodia after its fall to the Khmer-Rouge. The search for him explores the personal highways that led him to war, and to his ultimate fate.
1998. A very good copy.
'A quite outstanding novel about the Indochina war, the best I have read since Graham Greene's The Quiet American' Richard West, Literary Review 20021108
Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 1996.
Christopher Koch is of Irish, English and German ancestry. For a good deal of his life he was a broadcasting producer, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney. He has lived and worked in London and elsewhere overseas. He has been a full-time writer since 1972, winning international praise and a number of awards for his five previous novels - many of which are translated in a number of European countries. In 1995, Koch was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian literature.