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I am looking for a typesetter for a 95000 word novel that I am self-publishing. Price is a factor as I have to cover the bill. I estimate it will come out to about 330 pages. it is an interesting read. The summary is below. Summary Samsara Religion and the Death of a Forest By Gunnar Ray, Associated Press Burriram, Northeast Thailand -- For the first time in Thailand's history, a Buddhist monk sits behind the iron bars of a Bangkok prison. Ajahn Piko, a leading activist and Buddhist monastic, was arrested yesterday afternoon after leading local villagers on a midnight rampage that resulted in the destruction of 40,000 immature eucalyptus trees. The rebel monk then set fire to a half-a-million-dollar greenhouse. The government's replanting of the nation's forest reserves with cash crops and removing villagers from the land is leading to social unrest throughout the country. In the name of protecting Sua Yai Forest--the last green space in the province of Burriram--the monk has called upon the nation to rise up against its government. Ajahn Piko captured the curiosity of the populous two weeks earlier when he and his village supporters ordained 1,000 native trees with Buddhist robes. Widespread protests are in the works. Gunnar Ray, features writer for the Bangkok Post, has pledged his support to the rebel monk of Burriram. That makes him an environmentalist. And therein lies his greatest challenge. Environmentalists tend to have a short lifespan in Thailand. Weeks earlier, the reporter wrote the obituary for an assassinated activist from the north. To free the imprisoned monk, Gunnar Ray calls upon a diverse cast of characters. Together they set out to derail the Thai Government's pledge to relocate five million villagers and replant their forest homes with paper-producing eucalyptus. "Lek," the monk's beautiful niece, serves as his translator. Like so many young women from the Northeast, Lek works in the Bangkok sex industry. Through her eyes, Gunnar is introduced to the neon-lit servitude that has, for decades, fueled Western images of Thailand. But is Lek a club waitress, or a prostitute? The question weighs heavy on Gunnar Ray as his attraction to his guide becomes infused with his quest to save her imprisoned uncle. As they travel the countryside to generate support for the cause, Gunnar begins to understand the correlation between deforestation and prostitution in Thailand. The monsoon rainforests that once served as the medicine chest and food supplement to the rice farmers of the Northeast have become small islands in a sea of government agriculture. Time is running out for Ajahn Piko, Thailand's forests, and the villagers slated for relocation. Read Samsara and the book that Lonely Planet author Joe Cummings calls "an exciting literary journey."
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