On the eve of Christmas and a proposal, Natalie Appleton discovers she doesn't want to settle for sevens and starts over. So, she abandons everything in Alberta for Bangkok. Along the way, with startling illumination, honesty, and humor, Natalie unpacks the past that caused her to flee: cheating hearts, small-town suffocation, a tattered family, and a genetic disposition to madness. In Bangkok, Natalie kills an albino gecko, crawls into bed with a lamp seller, and nearly calls off her quest when she's almost attacked by a leather vendor. And then, at a grimy guesthouse one year after arriving in Thailand, everything changes. I Have Something to Tell You is a lyrical, vulnerable exploration of the meaning of love, family, home, and the magic of the universe. It's also a captivating window into two equally exotic worlds - the oil-patch-laden prairies and the resplendent Thailand. This is a story for anyone who remembers feeling lost in their 20s, for anyone who has been afraid to leave - a crummy partner or town or job - and for anyone who has ever wondered, "What if?"
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