• Only 13: The True Story of Lon

    • (Average rating 3.18 / 228 ratings / 36 reviews)

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    • Category : SOCIAL STUDIES
    • ISBN Code: 9789674151041
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Manzanares; Julia; Kent, Derek
    • Publisher: MPH Publishing
    • Published Date: 31 Jan 2013


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Lon's story is a bestseller in Thailand and within its genre worldwide, with translations in French, German, Swedish, Finnish and Russian, with Thai and Vietnamese translations on the way.

“My mother knows only two things: old men want to sleep with me,and she wants money.”
“I tried to kill myself twice, to see my father in heaven,to tell him he could stop looking for me.”

From a child runaway to a top earner in Thailand's sex industry ... this is the story of a little girl in an impoverished land where girls aren't valuable enough to educate, yet are expected to become primary breadwinners, responsible for the basic needs and welfare of their families. By the time Lon was 18, she had been responsible for the sole support of her family for five years.

After suffering a childhood filled with beatings, being blamed for her father's death, and denied further education at the age of 12, she ran away and eventually became a prostitute who served foreign customers. The more she earned, the more money her mother demanded. An abortion at 15, followed by a suicide attempt, hundreds upon hundreds of clients, and the loss of her first true love—all before she turned 18—are only a part of her story. Her relentless determination to save her sisters from the same fate gave her the strength to endure, and to tell the unknowing world how the “Daughters of Isaan” must honor their family obligations, regardless of the cost to themselves.

Lon's relationships and marriages have taken her to Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and England. She is now on remand at Eaglestone View Medium Security Hospital in Milton Keynes, England.



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