The Breaking - Irma Gold - Keeping Up With The Penguins
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The Breaking will draw you into the murky world of eco-tourism. Are the white travellers who impose their righteousness on Thai elephant trainers really any better than those who pay to have their photos taken with the animals?

This is the ethical tightrope Hannah must walk, one of countless lost souls who has made their way to Thailand to try and find themselves. Many thanks to Midnight Sun and BFredericksPR who were kind enough to send me a copy for review.

Upon Hannah’s arrival in Thailand, she’s swept up in the whirlwind of elephant rescue, riding the coat-tails of the beautiful and enigmatic Deven.

Irma Gold weaves a moral quandary with queer romance in her intimate and textured debut. It’s a confronting read for anyone particularly sensitive to animal abuse and exploitation, but it’s thrilling and tense and urgent in other ways as well.

The Breaking will remind you that good intentions aren’t always enough, and that real problems never have easy solutions.