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“From skins to skin to golden Buddhas, Currency is a moving and lucid look at how beauty can fall prey to our very love of it.”

— Alex Shakar, author of The Savage Girl

Piv and Robin are not such an unlikely  match. Piv, a small-time hustler in Thailand,  and Robin, a twenty-something back-packer from the United States, have always dreamed big dreams. What begins as a traveler’s affair in Sukhothai quickly intensifies, and the young lovers envision an idyllic future together, traveling the world. Their plans are thwarted in Bangkok, however, when Robin runs out of money, her credit is denied, and she may have to leave Asia and Piv behind. Desperate, Piv turns to Abu, a charismatic businessman acquaintance, for help. Thus begins Piv and Robin’s foray intoexotic animal smuggling. Soon they find themselves amid an international crime ring that may have even darker underworld ties stretching from Kenya to Russia. Under the scrutiny of the traffickers who employ them, with investigators hot on their trail, and idealistic dreams unraveling fast, Piv and Robin must face the consequences of their individual struggles for identity, as well as the cost of their mutual desires. (Other Voices Books, 2010)

Reviews of Currency
The Nervous Breakdown, by Art Edwards
The Chicago Reader, by Julia Thiels
Decomp Magazine, by Spencer Dew

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Read about “Currency on the Road” here.



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