“Smoking Poppy is a book about all those things being a parent cannot fix. This is unquestionably Graham Joyce’s best novel too date” -The Guardian

“An author in full command of his considerable talents” -The Times

The novel follows a father who goes to Thailand to find a daughter jailed there on drug-smuggling charges. Once there, he finds the young woman imprisoned in Chiang Mai is not his daughter. He and his companions — his son and his pool-playing partner — go on to further discoveries in the jungle of the opium growing borderlands where they find the daughter tormented by mountain spirits. “It’s a book about fatherhood. It’s a book about the kind of demons you don’t recognize until they stand next to you.”

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