As Roland concludes their business in Vietnam, Hélène is the first to arrive in the rural Cambodian province of Battambang, where Ternier’s primary duties are constructing and repairing the Protectorate’s rapidly expanding road network. Through Ternier’s warm hospitality, Hélène is immersed in the rural lifestyle and Khmer culture, as she is charmed by the friendly natives. Soon, however, it becomes apparent that Hélène is a woman with a secret…a secret that would change all of their lives forever.
Born in Cambodia in 1887, George GROSLIER redefined the art, architecture, history and literature of his beloved birthplace. Here, in its first English translation, Groslier gives readers a candid and intimate look at life in early 20th century colonial French Indochina.
This edition includes an insightful foreword by Professor Henri Copin, supplemental materials, the original French text, publisher’s notes, and a 75-page feature article by Tom Kramer: “Colonial Battambang Today–Revisiting George Groslier’s Setting for The Road of the Strong.”
Publisher: DatASIA, Inc.
Date of Publishing: November 1, 2017