Henry Russell, the protagonist, is also an antagonist. How can that be? He writes letters for Thai bar girls to their lovers. The Scribe writes for money: literally. And each girl has many...lovers. The Scribe asks for money from lovesick foreigners, and gets a commission for each favorable response. He has a select clientele, and a girlfriend who he's trying to reform. The relationship with the bar girl and the letter writing leads to remorse. He's double-crossed and loses everything. Then the Scribe fears an Amerasian girl he's taken a fancy to. She needs his help to track down her mother, and past. A shocking and hilarious read!
This report prepared by F. Scott Sinclair