Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class in the northern rice belt of Thailand. Typically that would be: work in the fields for a few years; have a few babies; give them to mum to take care of and get back to work until her kids had their own children and it wouLek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class in the northern rice belt of Thailand. Typically that would be: work in the fields for a few years; have a few babies; give them to mum to take care of and get back to work until her kids had their own children and it would be her turn to stop working to take care of them. One day a catastrophe occurred out of the blue – her father died young and with huge debts that the family knew nothing about. Lek was twenty and she was the only one who could prevent foreclosure. However, the only way she knew was to go to work in her cousin’s bar in Pattaya. She went as a waitress-cum-cashier, but when she realised that she was pregnant by her worthless, estranged husband, things had to change. She had the baby, gave it to her mother to look after and went back to work. However, now she needed real money to provide a better life for her child and to make up for spending its whole youth 500 miles away. She drifted into the tourist sex industry. Book four picks up the story of Lek's life six or seven weeks after book three....
|Title||:||the lady in the tree|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||589 Pages|
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the lady in the tree Reviews
The Lady in the Tree continues straight on from book three Maya - Illusion. Lek is still in business with her old friend Ayr and they mean business as well, especially when rivals from nearby try to intimidate them. The two friends come up with a daring solution, which they can't even discuss with their friends, family or husbands.Soom is still at university in Bangkok and doing well in spite of having problems of her own, let alone looming final exams, which political upheaval in the capital threatens to disrupt.Craig continues to write, but he realises all of a sudden that he has bigger problems than finishing and selling his books.An old friend and an old lady give the three women some remarkably similar and accurate advice, but where will it get them?The Lady in the Tree can be read as a complete novel in its own right, but it is the fourth in the series called 'Behind The Smile - The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya'.Feedback on this volume of the story has been very good.