Rich’s Short Story about Cambodia out in “Phnom Penh Noir”

by Rich Rubenstein on November 10, 2012 · 1 comment

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Phnom Penh Noir, a new anthology edited by Christopher Moore and published by Heaven’s Gate Press, is out this month, with my short story, “Sabbatical Term,” included.  The tale is about a young American college professor who goes to Cambodia to study the Khmer Rouge revolution, which he thinks may represent a new and better form of communism.  He finds love and a lot more during his sabbatical term.  Other stories include pieces by Roland Jaffe, director of “The Killing Fields,” John Burdett, author of the great Bangkok  series of detective novels, novelist Christopher Moore, and others.  The book launch is at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh on November 30.   Further info available on

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Bruce Jacobs March 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Just finished your story in Phnom Penh Noir. Excellent. It’s hard to imagine now in our digital age where the info, with pictures if you want to see them, is available almost as it happens, that this happened on a wold stage as part of a play that had already gone on too long for Americans. I was just starting to absorb where this part of the world was after the years of the Vietnam War and this started unfolding as another mystery (who are they? What are they doing?)
My life has become a process of filling in the gaps. Thanks for your help in the process.


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