Bar Girl [NOOK Book]

Overview

Blen Baitan is an 18 year old Filipina from a desperately poor island province who, with with her friends Amor, Girlie and Precious, is driven by destitution to work as a bar girl in the night clubs of Angeles City. Set against the real events of August to November 2006, this 126,531 word novel follows her misadventures as she seeks to fund her younger sister's education, find a husband and escape from debt bondage. Selling her virginity seems a quick way out, but soon circumstances spiral out of her control, ...

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Bar Girl

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Overview

Blen Baitan is an 18 year old Filipina from a desperately poor island province who, with with her friends Amor, Girlie and Precious, is driven by destitution to work as a bar girl in the night clubs of Angeles City. Set against the real events of August to November 2006, this 126,531 word novel follows her misadventures as she seeks to fund her younger sister's education, find a husband and escape from debt bondage. Selling her virginity seems a quick way out, but soon circumstances spiral out of her control, delivering her into the hands of manipulative, exploitative and malicious parties. How can this good girl realise her dreams, when delivered into the hands of bad people?

If you ever thought of going there, find out about the realities behind Angeles City and "the girlfriend experience" while being entertained by Blen and her friends' cunning promiscuity.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032830559
  • Publisher: XerXes Xu
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 217,728
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Remember Mutually Assured Destruction? At age five,when the four minute warning sounded, my teachers took twenty minutes to evacuate the class to the nuclear bomb shelter. That troubled me. The next time the siren cranked up, I left the classroom and ran. When the four minutes were up I was sitting alone in the shelter. I’d let everybody down, I was a disgrace, a very naughty boy. Yes, I was naughty, but I was no fool. Did I need to be a fool to be good? I wondered. After that early lesson in self-sufficieny I plowed a lonely furrow, as the one who would break ranks and question rules.
Along the way I’ve accrued a wife, two children, two degrees, lots of experience, very little money – but a triple A credit rating, because I always pay my way. I’ve travelled with a backpack, run two businesses, practised in the law courts, worked in a lunatic asylum and laboured in construction.
Seventy years on I’m running out of ranks to break and rules to question, so I have to make them up. At five, I couldn’t make my case. My stories are a late comeback, picking at the foundations of of the big rules, the moral foundations, and exploring what might result when they fall.
As a child I read voraciously – everything. At fifteen every new novel I picked up was "stale", by the end of the first page I had that feeling of "deja lu", so, with nothing "fresh" to read, I gave up. Now, I understand there is only one story, the struggle between my version of good and your version of good, maybe His version of good - the battle of moral perspectives - of moral relativity. There are no white hats or black hats, all hats are grey, and by a moral illusion look white against a black background and black against a white background. When the background changes, the colour of the hat changes.
Now that I want to tell stories myself, I try to dress them in new clothes, but set them in reality, untanted and uninfluenced by the last fifty years of literary fashion, in the hope of achieving that elusive quality - “freshness.”
As death impends I write furiously in the hope that, if I hurry, I may finish two or three more “fresh” stories before I’m timed out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    @ People posting to others

    Please quit clogging reviews with stupidity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Stupid

    Stupid book not worth one star

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    Posted May 7, 2012

    Jake

    Love u to hon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    WHAT?

    ok i read about 22 pages of rhis and i cant even tell u what its about... and its 990 pages.... im done... this is crap... moving on...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Kathy

    U r a freak bye

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    Posted May 16, 2012

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    Trent Barlass os my name

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    Posted May 10, 2012

    Zoie

    Hey

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    Posted May 28, 2012

    Lydia

    Hi shawn

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