Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Map of Lost Memories Debuts Today!

This is it … the day … the BIG day! Today my novel, The Map of Lost Memories, is officially published by Random House. Wow, it feels amazing to write that!! I’m so thrilled to share this news!

This post is a shout of joy at my dream of being a published novelist (finally!) coming true, as well as a thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me for so long (decades, in many cases!!). It's also to share that The Map of Lost Memories (the old-fashioned hardcover version, the e-book and the audiobook) can be purchased at your local indie bookshop, online and numerous other places. You can also pick up copies at events I’ll be doing up and down the West Coast this year. More information about all of this and more (such as reviews, upcoming interviews including one with Bob Edwards!! and a sample chapter) can be found at:

My website: www.kimfay.net

My Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kim-Fay-Author/308331422584716

My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/kimkfay

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12341021-the-map-of-lost-memories

Thank you so much for your support, and happy reading!

By Kim Fay

“Fay’s extraordinary first novel has everything great historical adventure fiction should—strikingly original setting, exhilarating plot twists, and a near-impossible quest . . . Every word of this evocative literary expedition feels deliberately chosen, each phrase full of meaning.” 
Booklist, (starred review) 

“Thrilling and ambitious, this is a book to get lost in, a book that homes in on the human drama of the quest and never lets go. The Map of Lost Memories is a rich debut.”

“[The Map of Lost Memories] is a thrilling mix of adventure and personal discovery set in Southeast Asia in the 1920s . . . Fay crafts an intricate page-turner that will keep readers breathless and guessing.”
Publishers Weekly

 “In The Map of Lost Memories, Fay updates the archaeological adventure tale with an ambitious heroine and a cast of morally ambiguous characters in a race to discover an ancient temple in the jungles of colonial Cambodia. Fay's assured, absorbing prose will compel readers with its lush detail, multiple plot twists and keen insight into this politically combustible period of history.”
Aimee Phan, author of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong
“In The Map of Lost Memories, Kim Fay draws us into a universe as exotic, intense and historically-detailed as the ancient artifacts her unforgettable heroine seeks. It's a deliciously unexpected journey: Indiana Jones meets Somerset Maugham meets Marguerite Duras; all culminating in a glorious traipse through a forgotten Asian world. This novel will stay with me for a long, long time.”
Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of The Painter from Shanghai

“Kim Fay's engaging debut novel, The Map of Lost Memories, not only weaves together a smart, compelling story of a quest for scrolls believed to contain the lost history of Cambodia's ancient Khmer empire, but also gives us a glimpse into 1920's China and Indochina during the time of transition from colonialism to the beginnings of communism.  With deftness and clarity, Fay brings her world to life and gives us a captivating read.”        
Gail Tsukiyama, author of A Hundred Flowers

“Kim Fay breathes new and original life into the Westerner-in-Asia novel with The Map of Lost Memories, going beyond the intrigues of 1925 Shanghai to the remote reaches of the Cambodian jungle. An enchanting, absorbing first novel, all the more remarkable for its effortless portrayal of a bygone world, now nearly forgotten.”
Nicole Mones, author of Lost in Translation and The Last Chinese Chef

The Map of Lost Memories is the best book I have read this year. Exotic, thrilling, and brimming with fascinating historic detail, it had me hooked from page one and sent me to a world I knew existed, but never really understood, never really felt, until now. Kim Fay is a wonderful storyteller who truly masters the art of crafting a riveting story with heart and elegance. The result is utterly mesmerizing.”
Anne Fortier, New York Times-bestselling author of Juliet

“Kim Fay writes with such mesmerizing authority that it's hard to believe The Map of Lost Memories is her first novel. Rarely do we find a book that combines gripping adventure with exquisitely crafted prose, but Fay's novel does just that, bringing together the beauty and complexity of Marguerite Duras' The Lover with the thrilling breathlessness of Indiana Jones. The result is breathtaking.”
Dana Sachs, author of If You Lived Here

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