Papaya Salad by Elisa Macellari - Book Recommendation

Elisa Macellari, Papaya Salad

Papaya Salad is a story about the author's great-uncle Sompong, a Thai who envisions travelling the world and learning different languages. The book covers the strange path life takes Sompong on his road to fulfil his dreams against the backdrop of World War 2.

It is a straight-forward story with charming illustrations and vibrant colours. I was able to observe the perspectives of normal peoples as well as what being the "enemy" looks and feels like during the war. The cultural background of this work is a valuable historical reference to those interested in that period.


Those with a liking for a slice of life story will find their groove here. Those who love reading about the events of WW2 will also find something here.

Many thanks to Dark Horse Books for a review copy.


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