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The author of the book: S.R. Wilsher
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Date of issue: December 10th 2013
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For many, Heng Souk is a hero. To others he is a criminal. For Souk himself he is neither, merely a man seeking to balance what he once was, with what he now is. When the daughter of his estranged brother arrives, with her comes the possibility of atonement.

Sun has come to tell him of the death of her father, and to give him a package. Her frail uncle is a very different man from family legend. Yet when she discovers the notebook of an American POW, detailing his torturous relationship with his captor, she is startled by what she learns.

Meanwhile, Thomas Allen, still reeling from the death of his daughter, learns that the man he called Dad was not his biological father. The tragically unresolved love story his mother tells him, prompts Thomas to find out why her ‘greatest love’ never returned to her after the Vietnam War.

His search leads him to the notorious prison ‘the Citadel’, and to Sun and her uncle. Despite the hostility of her family, Sun and Thomas begin a perilous relationship. Aware that the fate of Thomas’ father is revealed in the notebook, she is torn between helping Thomas, and the damaging affect the notebook’s revelations will have on all of them.

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Ebook The Collection of Heng Souk read Online! I began writing when I was twenty, even though I was uncertain that I had a book in me. And I was so afraid of being a failed writer that, for a very long time, nobody knew I wrote. I’ve dealt with that fear of failing by always continuing to write. I figure that if I keep going I’ve not failed yet.

I have though become absolutely certain about a few things along the way - the latest being not to publish anything (The Collection of Heng Souk) with a mix of US and UK English spelling and grammar, as readers certainly don’t like that. There are other certainties I have developed – there is much about writing that is egotistical – that go against received wisdom. I never know who I’m writing for (beyond myself), I’m unable to stick to one genre, and I believe a good ending is more important than a strong beginning. The most important certainty though is that I do have many more books inside of me. For years I kept rewriting the same story (Madness of the Turtle), trying to get it to a point that it might interest a publisher, before I realised that the rejections were as much about the problems they foresaw with marketing such a book as they were about my writing. That realisation let me put that book aside and unlocked other stories. I am now fairly certain that if you have one book in you, then you will find more.

I resisted self-publishing for years, having grown up in an era where the only alternative to traditional publishing was vanity publishing. But, eventually, I decided to stop hiding inside a bubble of rewriting based only on second-guessing rejection letters, and accepted that the traditional route was closed to me. The thirty years of rejections might have been trying to tell me something, but they rarely spelled out whether I should write or not. I hoped self-publishing would supply that answer. That’s why I’m always grateful for reviews, as they encourage me to keep trying.

However, I continue to write for no other reason than I enjoy it deeply. I like the challenge of making a story work. I get a thrill from tinkering with the structure, of creating characters that I care about, and of manipulating a plot that unravels unpredictably yet, hopefully, logically. I like to write myself into a corner and then see how I can escape. To me, writing is a puzzle I like to spend my time trying to solve. Publication is the deep sigh of setting the completed puzzle aside. The marketing bit beyond that is something else entirely!

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