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An American reporter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is fired by a local English-language newspaper after he and his lover, a copy editor at the paper, use drugs and she overdoses and dies. The reporter, whose name is Francis, feels partly responsible for her death. He also feels guilty about his life as an expatriate in Cambodia, a poor, developing country that has a large aid community and a history of communist killings and war. He decides to find whoever sold the drugs to his lover, Sara, and to exact some sort of punishment or revenge. However, he’s uncertain what he will do if and when he finds the dealer.
Cambodia; Drugs – Overdose; Fiction; Guilt; Journalism; Revenge
Creative Writing | Fiction
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daniell Mcgilligan, Clancy Gabriel, "Cycle of Return" (2015). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2385.
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