Agony to Agony

Part One: In Search of Tranquility

by Patrick Yay



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/10/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781546299219
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781546299226
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781546299202

About the Book

Patrick Yay was born in Burma during a time when the people of Myanmar felt helpless and frightened while living under the rule of a brutal military junta regime. While growing up, Yay had a few seemingly simple wishes: to be valued and respected, to have rights and freedom of choice, and to be treated as a human being. Unfortunately there appeared to be only one way he could achieve his greatest desires and that was to escape his native land. In a compelling retelling of his younger life experiences, Yay leads others through his childhood and several years beyond as he matured and began attending medical school. While detailing the many difficulties he endured under an unethical administration of senior doctors, Yay provides a penetrating look into his growing frustrations instigated by the corrupt Ne Win military regime. But it was not until his younger brother’s arrest and imprisonment during the U Thant funeral in Rangoon that Yay felt he had no choice but to begin planning an escape that would not come without sacrifices. Agony to Agony shares the fascinating story of a Burmese man as he attempted to pursue his dreams and escape a country held captive by ruthless dictators.

About the Author

Patrick Yay was born in Rangoon, Myanmar, at the end of the Second World War. After earning a degree in medicine, he served as a physician, ultimately escaping the country for the United Kingdom where he continued his medical career until retiring in August 2009. Dr. Yay is now an international artist and resides in Hungary.