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The Margins

John Wigglesworth
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They wanted to escape capitalism; instead, they created the perfect business
Only Ethan Hicks knows what happened up on the mountain, for everyone else is dead. Hundreds of them, hundreds of westerners, their bodies yet to be recovered from the devastated commune that sits high above the Kullu Valley. It’s an unfolding tragedy that has caught the attention of the world’s media, and pressure is rapidly growing on the Indian authorities to provide answers. For them, of course, Ethan—found barely alive at the foot of the mountain—is the key to everything. And the account he gives to investigators will prove extraordinary: of a remote commune that grew beyond recognition through a simple quirk of fate. Of a harmonious society that became driven by greed. Of a paradise befouled by its own inhabitants. Yet, for all of Ethan’s candour, there were some events that took place on the mountain of which he cannot speak—dark, terrible secrets that he intends to take to his grave.

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Published: Apr/2020

ISBN: 9789814882989

Length: 240 Pages

The Margins

John Wigglesworth
Overview

They wanted to escape capitalism; instead, they created the perfect business
Only Ethan Hicks knows what happened up on the mountain, for everyone else is dead. Hundreds of them, hundreds of westerners, their bodies yet to be recovered from the devastated commune that sits high above the Kullu Valley. It’s an unfolding tragedy that has caught the attention of the world’s media, and pressure is rapidly growing on the Indian authorities to provide answers. For them, of course, Ethan—found barely alive at the foot of the mountain—is the key to everything. And the account he gives to investigators will prove extraordinary: of a remote commune that grew beyond recognition through a simple quirk of fate. Of a harmonious society that became driven by greed. Of a paradise befouled by its own inhabitants. Yet, for all of Ethan’s candour, there were some events that took place on the mountain of which he cannot speak—dark, terrible secrets that he intends to take to his grave.

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John Wigglesworth

John Wigglesworth is a British national who has been based in Asia for the last ten years. In his spare time—when he’s not writing—John runs a market research agency and recruitment company, both of which are based in Bangkok. Although The Margins is his fiction debut, John previously wrote a monthly opinion column on the Asia region for Research Live, a global news website for the research industry; he was also a contributing author to the marketing anthology Thailand 2020—his piece Juicing the Big Mango explored inhibitors to creativity in Thai culture. A former backpacking junkie, John travelled extensively across India and South East Asia before realising that his wanderlust was incompatible with the parenting demands of a one-year-old Westie called Coconut. Now settled in Bangkok, John’s profile can be found on LinkedIn where he has over 10,000 followers.