Dancing for Your Life: The True Story of Maria de la Torre and Her Secret Life in a Hong Kong Go-Go Bar

Dancing for Your Life: The True Story of Maria de la Torre and Her Secret Life in a Hong Kong Go-Go Bar

by Brandon Royal, Paul Strahan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897393000
Publisher: Maven Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Brandon Royal is an award-winning author whose educational authorship includes The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Green Math Book, and The Little Blue Reasoning Book, as well as the fictional tale Pleasure Island: You've Found Paradise, Now What? A Modern Fable on How to Keep Your Dreams Alive. A graduate of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing fiction and scriptwriting courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored ten books and written across a diverse spectrum of genres, penning fiction, nonfiction, short stories, essays, news articles, speeches, poetry, and personal quotations. Reviews of his books have appeared in Time Asia magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, and About.com. In 2010, he won the International Book Awards and two gold medals at the President's Book Awards.

Paul Strahan is the author of several children's books including The Farm Girl and the Butterflies (Bronze Medal Winner - 2009 Moonbeam Book Awards), The Woodcutter Prince, and The Never-Ending Bag of Crisps. After a globe-trotting career as a corporate executive for giants such as AIG, Philips, and Bank of America, Strahan now lives in Hong Kong where he spends his time revitalizing a long-held passion for creating works of fiction. An accomplished poet who describes himself as "a storyteller rather than a writer," he continues to draw inspiration from everyday life, as well as from a wealth of experience gained from working in technology and traveling the world.

Table of Contents

Chapters in this book include: Prologue; 1. Simpler Times; 2. Dark Clouds; 3. Green Seas; 4. Baby Butterfly; 5. Deep Waters; 6. Eyes of the Night; 7. Gray Puffs of Smoke; 8. Bamboo; 9. Mudslide; 10. Barking Dogs; 11. Mangoes, Ripe for the Plucking; 12. Clearer Days; 13. Bird Garden; 14. Recipe; Epilogue; Glossary

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Straightforward. Honest. Storytelling that works because it bleeds truth on every page. (Karl Taro Greenfeld, former Editor, Time Asia Magazine)

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