Echo Pool

Pages: 260
Language: English
ISBN: 9786167270500
Publication date: 21/04/2011
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Spending money in Thailand is much easier than making it
DUKE, a mid-thirties bachelor, has learned this lesson the hard way. His business has failed, and the savings he’d built, while living a dual life as both a high school teacher and a professional gambler is gone. He is also feeling emotionally bankrupt as his Thai girlfriend, ARRAYA, a beautiful and compassionate young lady, is harboring a desire for marriage.

This realization sends Duke into an introspective journey deep within the echo pool – the place where past lives reside – in order to learn from his past and find direction for his future. His life in Bangkok is an exciting one, as his wealthy Thai friends are generous entertainers; but no matter what diversions he finds within one of Asia’s most exciting cities, everything seems to trigger the memories of his lost home.

But if Duke wants to survive, he must relive the lessons of his father – as painful as those recollections are – in order to find his roots and strength again.
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Jonathon Siminoe received his undergraduate degree in creative writing, English, and education from Metropolitan State College in Denver Colorado. Jonathon holds an MA from Colorado College in Educational Humanities. He taught for 9 years at Gateway High School in Aurora Colorado where he taught primarily creative writing.

Since moving to Thailand he has been a lecturer at Assumption University and is currently teaching in Satit Kaset's International Program.

His novel 'Echo Pool' is a piece dedicated to his father Bill Siminoe who died of lung cancer. It was not his death, but his life which truly inspired this novel and gives the book its most memorable character.

After an idyllic childhood spent in a tiny farm village in Nebraska, and then a hectic career as a professional gambler and teacher in Denver Colorado, his move to Bangkok 6 years ago has spurred a rebirth of his creative drive. "Writing is my way of exercising demons. The problem is with all that exercise they seem to just get stronger and stronger."

Jonathon also writes under a pen name SIM when he is writing in the Fantasy or Young Adult genre. Bangkok Book House will be releasing his 'Journeys of the Astropaths series' in 2008. The first novel is 'Those Who Hear'. There are 5 novels scheduled for this series.

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