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An Exciting Future: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya (Behind The Smile - The Story Of Lek, A Bar Girl In Pattaya Book 2) by [Owen Jones]

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An Exciting Future: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya (Behind The Smile - The Story Of Lek, A Bar Girl In Pattaya Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Behind The Smile - Lek's Story So Far

"Behind The Smile - The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya" is the title of a series of books about the life of the daughter of a typical rice farmer in northern Thailand.

There are two books currently in print: 1] 'Daddy's Hobby' and 2] 'An Exciting Future'. The author, Owen Jones, says that the third book is still in the planning stage.

The first novel, 'Daddy's Hobby' takes its name from the name of the bar where Lek goes to work in Pattaya, when the bank threatens to foreclose on the family farm after the unexpected and early demise of her father.

Without giving too much away, the second book, 'An Exciting Future', follows on seamlessly from the first. It depicts how ten years as a Pattaya bar girl in the tourist sex industry has formed Lek's way of thinking.

It shows how her job has affected her: the way she deals with men and how she sees her fellow villagers, to whom she can no longer relate and vice versa. It explores the problems of ever moving back into a farming community, where most people have never been anywhere, after having spent ten years in an International city with rich foreigners.

This is not just the story of Lek, it is the story of millions of girls the world over and not only in poor countries. Rings of people traffickers are being uncovered in the West every week.

The books lets the reader decide whether bars that attract 'rich' foreigners for sex is a good thing or not.

Lek, like most Pattaya bar girls, does not complain about her karma. It just IS and could turn out to be good or bad. Readers of 'Daddy's Hobby' will come away with the feeling that they understand the predicament of the tens of thousands of Lek's in Pattaya a lot better after reading these books. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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This second book explores what it is like for both Lek and Craig to live in an isolated Thai village.

Lek is used to more now and Craig has never lived in a remote farming community before.

The stresses of their new life together make for interesting reading, but how will it all end? --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00C2XDGCW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Megan Publishing Services; 4th edition (December 8, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 8, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2290 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 318 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Follow On to the First Book
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