Aquarius Communications have been publishing Mick Rooney's books since 1990. Thais was first published in 1990. This is the second and newest edition published due to supply demand.
Thais is perhaps one of Mick Rooney's most powerful and poignant books and is the one he is most often requested to read from at public readings. It combines the common poetic fairytale and stark historical themes which appear in much of his fictional work. Thais was written after the author had read Marco Nahon's moving book, 'Birkenau, The Camp of Death' and also after he watched Claude Lanzmann's extraordinary holocaust film, 'Shoah'.
In Thais, we are at the mercy of our persecutors and the ravages of history and childhood fairytales. Written in two distinct parts, Thais is a cinematic journey of two worlds colliding unforgettably against a landscape of cruelty and beauty.