Who Will Escape a Grizzly Death?
Lily was born and raised in her parents' general store in a village in north-eastern Thailand near the Mekong River and the border with Laos. Her early childhood was a happy one although her Chinese parents did not show their emotions much as befitted their age and culture. Still Lily was happy.
Happy that is until a man she called uncle, a friend of the family who used to help out in the shop, started abusing her at just eleven years of age.
She did not feel that she could tell her family and it took two years before a chance happening in the school playground gave her an idea how to put an end to her torment.
The solution was radical, but it worked. The man never bothered her again, but it also had the effect of making all the other villagers wary of her. Lily grew more and more lonely until at eighteen, she was perfectly ready to move the nearly 1,000 km to Bangkok to study medicine, although she knew no-one there and had never left the province before.
However, life in the capital was not all roses either as she was short of money to pay for her course and living expenses.
The only solution she could think of was to have several 'boyfriends' and she invented different personas for each. It wasn't long before the strain of her lifestyle became too much for her with disastrous consequences for people around her.
However, would any of it happened at all if she had not been abused as a child?
The good people of Bangkok will never know, but you might.
Tiger Lily of Bangkok is the thrilling story of a young woman's quest for revenge.
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About the Author
At 32, Owen moved back to Barry to work with in his family's construction company, first as a painter and then as a director, or, as the bank once corrected him, a painter and decorator. He was also office manager for ten years.
At the age of 50 Owen moved to Thailand to live with a Thai girl that he had met while there on holiday. He married the woman and now lives in her village of birth in remote northern Thailand.
As Owen puts it:
'Born in the Land of Song, living in the Land of Smiles'.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lily was born in Isaan, but went to study in Bangkok, where here mixed-up life has a weird effect on her. She decides that it is time to start her life again, with radical effects on her friends!