'Sightseeing': Beyond the Tourist's Thailand In his book, Sightseeing writer Rattawut Lapcharoensap tries to bring readers images of Thailand that go beyond the exotic. The 26-year-old author writes about class struggles, street gangs and innkeepers who mistrust westerners.
NPR logo

'Sightseeing': Beyond the Tourist's Thailand

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4568211/4568212" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
'Sightseeing': Beyond the Tourist's Thailand

'Sightseeing': Beyond the Tourist's Thailand

'Sightseeing': Beyond the Tourist's Thailand

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4568211/4568212" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Author Rattawut Lapcharoensap was born in Chicago and raised in Bangkok. June Glasson hide caption

toggle caption
June Glasson

In his book, Sightseeing writer Rattawut Lapcharoensap tries to bring readers images of Thailand that go beyond the exotic. The 26-year-old author writes about class struggles, street gangs and innkeepers who mistrust westerners.

He reads from "Farangs," one of the stories in the award-winning collection.

Books Featured In This Story