|About the Book|
A new Burma is emerging from decades of military oppression. A veneer of freedom now prevails in the country, as both foreign investors and local entrepreneurs strive to capitalise on the scores of opportunities now presenting themselves in thisMoreA new Burma is emerging from decades of military oppression. A veneer of freedom now prevails in the country, as both foreign investors and local entrepreneurs strive to capitalise on the scores of opportunities now presenting themselves in this previously closed and secretive society. The smell of new money in the air is tangible, and everyone is out to grab what they can whilst the window of free enterprise remains precariously open.And for Police Lieutenant Nay Tun, things are little different. A combination of nepotism and an innate astuteness has led to his unprecedented rise up through the ranks. But raging inflation has ravaged his modest salary at a time when competition from his peers for professional advancement and personal gain have never been greater. It is only inevitable that in this new, divided and uncertain Burma, a man is obliged to cut certain corners in his relentless struggle to survive.Success follows success at a spectacular rate. But soon Nay Tun is made to realise that he has stepped on one influential toe too many...Contagion Of The Soul is a startling allegory of the current Burmese economic and political climate, and vividly portrays the sweeping and often painful changes that society is now undergoing. Above all, however, the book relates a deeply disturbing tale of personal self doubt, loss of faith and creeping immorality deeply relevant to us all.