Davies went to China in 1988 as a backpacker and after two months touring Pakistan, found himself in Kashgar He fell in love with Sharpet, an Uighur Uzbek lady who was already married with a daughter Blind to bureaucracy they travelled thousands of miles to obtain permission to marry Sharpet s ex husband returned from jail and sought revenge, but their love endured and cushioned the fall that came after Robert became involved in trafficking hashish Arrested and taken 2500 miles across China to Shanghai, he was sentenced to eight and a half years Fate, however, gave him a unique opportunity to observe a little known world He eventually served seven and a half years, and along with other Western prisoners, he fought against a corrupt system of draconian conditions These memoirs are an indictment against the Chinese legal system, that Davies feels used him and other foreingers as propaganda tools, but he also concedes deference to a prison system that fed him, allowed him the chance to learn three languages and hone his oil painting and guitar playing This is also about a love that endured years of separation and hardship....
|Title||:||Prisoner 13498 (True Story of Love, Drugs and Prison in Modern China)|
|Publisher||:||Mainstream Publishing April 29, 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Prisoner 13498 (True Story of Love, Drugs and Prison in Modern China) Reviews
There are a lot of strange things in this book.
This memoir picks up where the last China memoir I read (and reviewed on Amazon) left off, Peter Liu's
I tend to be quite picky about the kind of books i like to read, comedies like terry pratchett preferrably and otherwise sci-fi like Iain Banks.