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Floating on Bamboo Erika Maren Steiger

Floating on Bamboo

Erika Maren Steiger

Published October 6th 2003
ISBN : 9781413702910
Paperback
119 pages
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Tamar Kelly, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, is looking for something different. Exhausted by the emotional complexity of her bicoastal blended family, and facing her fatherA aa s impending fifth marriage, she yearns for escape as well asMoreTamar Kelly, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, is looking for something different. Exhausted by the emotional complexity of her bicoastal blended family, and facing her fatherA a�a s impending fifth marriage, she yearns for escape as well as adventure. She finds it as an exchange student in Bangkok, Thailand. For a year, she lives with a Thai family, attends a Thai school and meets other exchange students from across the United States and around the world. She encounters difficulties with everything from heat and humidity to whitewater rafting and opium dealers, but with each incident she learns more about Thai culture, American culture, the world and herself. She goes to the other side of the globe to find a way out of her life, but instead she discovers a new way to live.