Forests of the Night (Cleary novel)
Forests of the Night is a 1963 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It is about a British plastic surgeon who visits his father in Burma and gets involved with a Catholic missionary, a killer tiger and a local rebel leader.
First US edition
William Morrow (US)
Cleary visited Burma as part of his research.
At one stage there were plans to make a film version with Dirk Bogarde but this did not eventuate.
- "Tangle Of Lives In Burma". The Canberra Times. 22 June 1963. p. 21. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
- Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive