No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma (Paperback)
An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma
On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing more than 138,000 people. In No Bad News for the King, Emma Larkin, a Westerner who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, uses her extraordinary access and intimate understanding of the Burmese people to deliver a beautifully written and stunningly reported story that has never been told before. Chronicling the tragedy that unfolded in the chaotic days and months that followed the storm, she also examines the secretive politics of Burma's military dictatorship, a regime that relies on vicious military force and a bizarre combination of religion and mysticism to rule the country.
About the Author
Emma Larkin is the author of two non-fiction books on Burma - Finding George Orwell in Burma (Penguin, 2005) and No Bad News for The King, also published under the title Everything is Broken (Penguin, 2010). She was born in Asia and lives in Bangkok, where she is working on a book about Thailand.