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  • Siam Rendezvous

    $1.99 Aronson, William J
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    From his less than auspicious New York City formative years, William Francis Flower thoughts have been obsessed with cravings for financial success. By and large a timid, yet strong-willed, ambitious pragmatist; he could not settle for anything less than all he deserved. A point in time converge with circumstances dictate his future journey. His amazing expedition is highlighted by acquiring a good deal of money and finding true love in the strangest of places.
    His spectacular life’s journey carries this young man from his meek beginnings in an insignificant New York City walk-up apartment to the unfettered carnival of greed and ambition, Wall Street. From these captivating caverns to the unforgiving jungles of the Kingdom of Thailand; this is the account of his episodic passage from the impoverished years of his early life to the independence wealth has provided; from frenzy to serenity and nigh on back again.
    Joseph Stefano, a highly successful Manhattan restaurateur, entrepreneur and philanthropist discovered illuminating information while incarcerated in a minimum security prison, these facts proved to be ‘revealing’ at the very least.
    Dr. Barton Barrick, computer software engineer extraordinaire, life has been plagued by unintentional and unprovoked disappointments. His frustrating career turns as he finds true love where he least expects it. It appears his success cards have finally turned.
    Archibald Crawford is a world renowned insurance ransom investigator. Plainly depleted of spirit, he seeks to alter the path of his presently dismal existence.
    Ever dream of having enough money to last a lifetime? Fantasies become realities for these characters? You’ll turn the pages quickly as you learn how the lives of these bold men twist and turn. Read on as they tumble and stumble upon exhilarating escapades beyond their wildest imaginations

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  • Phnom Penh Mann

    $4.99 Cain, Christopher D.
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    Henry J. Mann is a writer and expatriate living in Cambodia. His life is unraveling.  His wife has kicked him out and he is living in a small room at an old hotel. Money is tight and the future seems uncertain. He keeps getting odd phone calls, first an RCAF Captain who needs his help, and then from a General who is looking for his daughter’s foreign lover. Could this be the same General’s daughter, and the reason for his present predicament?
    Fearing the worst, he goes with the Frenchman to Laos to find a mystical opium den that he knows doesn’t exist. Is it pretense to get him back to Thailand to solve a riddle from his past? A motorcycle accident, the death of an old girlfriend, and three months wandering before arriving in Cambodia.
    Henry travels back through time, his own past, and to a past life that he wished he had lived when Asia was truly exotic. The future is waiting. Will his wife stay at their house near the airport, or will she be out hunting wild boar, or the mythical white elephant of her childhood?
    The story unfolds in modern day Cambodia nearly thirty years after the genocide, Phnom Penh, a freewheeling city where the old and new collide, and a motley collection of castoffs, bums, and madmen call home.

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  • Justice, Please!

    $4.99$14.99 Hay, Robert Bruce
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    Recent demonstrations in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East point to the power of social networking sites, like Facebook, to assist democratic change. Justice, Please! also uses Facebook fan pages to rally help for a pair of lovers who have been wronged by corrupt cops.
    Set against the backdrop of Thailand’s current political difficulties, it is a modern love story involving police chases, intense news coverage, local protests and increasing international interest. Twists in the tale show how important it is to have the help of family, friends and international support to try to get some overdue justice.
    The book blends humour and sensitivity to highlight what can be done in the midst of the political turmoil of Thailand – the story shows that love and loyalty are found to help any cause. The dialogue makes the book easy to digest, while the fast action makes it a pleasure to read.

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  • The Flirtations of Dan Harris

    $4.99$14.99 Humphreys, Ryan
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    When Dan Harris, tortured by thoughts of having abandoned his child, impulsively hops on a train and travels around Thailand he begins a journey that irrevocably changes his life. Unknown to Dan, on the train are the very people he will meet on his travels.

    There is Jim, a fugitive American fleeing Thailand at all costs; Gok, an abused Thai woman trapped in a slave-like marriage to a German watch repairman; Angela, a startlingly beautiful but disturbed South African traveler with a terrible secret and her friend (or lover?), Julie, a sweet Welsh woman with an irresistible proposition for Dan. And finally there is Graeme, a mystic Scottish Clairvoyant with stylish red shoes who knows more about Dan’s past than seems possible.

    These peculiar, sometimes intense, and often comical interactions with his fellow travelers help Dan put his life back together again. However, just as his life seems to have direction, Dan falls for the hypnotic beauty of a disturbed young woman and their highly passionate encounter forces Dan to make a startling decision, one that has unforeseen consequences on his family, his morals and those he cares about the most.

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  • The Big Blue Diamond

    $4.99 Fraser, Jack
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    Jack Fraser is an ordinary guy working globally for major oil companies. He ends up on assignment in Singapore. There his normal life is turned upside down as he enters into a relationship with the wrong woman and travels to Thailand to learn about life and all it holds in the erotic and exotic orient.
    Little does Jack know that this one particular Thai woman carries with her a lifetime of excess baggage. In the shape of criminal underworld activities, sex for sale scandals and a box full of precious stones.
    One of the diamonds is a very big, blue, flawless diamond.
    There is plenty of action, drama, romance and humour as Jack ends up chased by the German Customs, Thai Mafia, the Thai Police, German diamond smugglers and many Thai women.

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  • Burnt Out in Bangkok

    $4.99$9.99 Mullins, Tom Moon
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    An old fashioned love story, with the main character being a retired Police Officer from Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A., who falls in love with a woman who is involved in the oldest profession in the world!
    Let Mullins take you on a journey down the back alleys and Sois on Bangkok, where love can be lurking at anytime!
    Beautiful Thai girls who view sex as nothing more than a bodily function!

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  • A Note from Ichiyo

    $5.99$14.99 Kimura, Rei
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    Behind every face is a life and a story…
    The Japanese 5,000 yen note circulates round the world and changes hands every minute but has anyone really stopped to look at the face on this note?
    Take a closer look and you will see the face of a young Meiji era Japanese woman looking serenely out at a 21st century world she has never known nor ever dreamt she would be a part of someday.
    What is the story behind this face that moved Japan so much as to put it on a Japanese legal tender, an honor accorded to no other Japanese woman?
    ‘A Note from Ichiyo’ is the story of the turbulent life, struggles and achievements of Ichiyo Higuchi, a young Japanese female writer of extraordinary talent and the tongue in cheek ability to effortlessly cut through all the rigid constraints of being a woman in a man’s world and ended up having the world, including some of the most prominent male writers, at her feet, grudgingly so but still at her feet!
    Ichiyo’s agonizing, enduring and unfulfilled love for Nakarai Tosui, a rakishly handsome writer of some repute is also told, showing the vulnerable and passionate side of a woman whom many of that era thought to be too masculine for her own good.
    She was brazen and unapologetic that she was a woman without any formal education or prominent family backing and she cut through all the lines of prejudice and acute poverty to emerge, a star that shone much too brightly, just months before her death at the tragically young age of 24. And then, just as suddenly as she had appeared, Ichiyo Higuchi was gone, like a butterfly that flew in to dazzle within its short lifespan. The only difference was that Ichiyo Higuchi continued to dazzle long after she was gone and her poems and novels are read and honored hundreds of years later, a surreal dream started over 200 years ago come true…
    This is the story of Ichiyo Higuchi whose face is now immortalized in the 5,000 yen Japanese legal tender, it is truly a testimony of one woman’s determination, courage and faith to defy all odds, even from beyond the grave.

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  • Butterfly in the Wind

    $5.99 Kimura, Rei
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    This is the true story of the tragic life of Okichi Saito who became the pawn to placate Townsend Harris, the first American Consul to Japan in the turbulent mid 1800’s. This poignant story takes place during a period in history when the “Black Ships” arrived in Japan and changed many lives, especially those of Okichi and her fiancé and lover, Tsurumatsu. Like a butterfly, Okichi was beautiful but fragile, easily tossed about and bruised by the stronger forces of political wheeling and dealing.

    The story takes the readers on a journey from the wild windswept fishing village of Shimoda to the colorful world of the geishas Okichi was literally sold into, then onto the awesome stage of politics and power and finally to a lonely outcast who walked into the  icy waters of the Shimoda Bay one cold grey March morning….

    Review: Rosalie Whitney says, “…author and journalist Rei Kimura has put yet another tear in the veil of mystery that still surrounds early Japanese-American relations.” She goes on to add, “Butterfly in the Wind” is a complex layering. The particular period of this history – when the ‘Black Ships’ were arriving in Japan and causing upheaval in so many lives – is excellently painted. This is a wrenching, beautifully written story and one very worth reading.”

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  • Japanese Magnolia

    $5.99 Kimura, Rei
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    Can a Japanese samurai of impeccable lineage in Edo period Japan get away with being gay?
    Can he break all the rules of society and get away with it?
    It all started when an aging samurai took an eccentric interest in a teenage peasant boy who had the unusual gift of writing and one day he brought his son, Lord Okimoto to the peasant’s house. The eyes of the samurai’s son and the teenage peasant met and spawned a forbidden love affair which broke all the rules of Japan’s Edo period society and a feudal class so sharply defined that it could cut like a knife.
    Four centuries later, an ancestor of Lord Okimoto finds a diary written by his peasant lover unfolding the anguished tale of a forbidden life went wrong, leaving behind a trail of destroyed lives, broken dreams and a few deaths.
    The spirit of the gay samurai who put duty and obligations above his poignant love travels one whole circle to arrive to the 21st century in a final twist to this intriguing story of how two young men dared to break all the rules in conservative unforgiving 18th century Japan.

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    Awa Maru – Titanic of Japan

    $2.99$12.99 Kimura, Rei
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    In 1945 as the Japanese Empire in South East Asia started to crumble, the Japanese communities began desperate scrambles for passages on any available vessels back to Japan.
    A Japanese hospital ship, the Awa Maru was given a guarantee of safe passage to 2007 Japanese civilians and military personnel who had been ‘fortunate’ enough to secure places on board. On the 27th of March 1945, amidst much joy and tears of farewell, the ship set sail from Singapore en route to Japan carrying some men but mostly women and children. The scramble for passages had been fierce and selective and the 2007 souls on board counted themselves very lucky to have been selected for the trip home.
    But as the Awa Maru sped northwards towards the coast of China, a series of circumstances emanating from a sudden changed course and miscommunications of cable messages changed their luck into a horrific and sinister tragedy.
    On the 1st of April 1945 in the dead of night, the ‘ghost ship’ with its eerie illuminated white crosses shrouded in thick fog was mistaken for a military vessel and torpedoed by an American submarine ‘Queenfish’. It sank within minutes taking almost all of the 2007 passengers to their watery graves.
    This is the gripping story of the Awa Maru, the little known Titanic of Japan, for the first time told in this book. We follow the journey of Kyoko Tanaka, whose parents and brother had been passengers on the Awa Maru as she set sail on her own voyage of discovery. She travels from Japan to Singapore in search of the truth and a ‘piece of her history’ and makes poignant and touching discoveries of the lives of her parents and some of the other families as they prepared to board the Awa Maru.
    The lives of the doomed passengers of the Awa Maru and the events of that horrific night when they perished are all told in this book as never before.

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  • Japanese Rose

    $5.99 Kimura, Rei
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    The kamikaze pilots or “Winds of God” were created in 1945, during Japan’s twilight year of the Second World War. The world looked upon this monstrous creation of “human bombs” with disbelief but the young patriotic men of Japan who signed up for the terrifying attack missions of the kamikaze program were unstoppable.
    Women looked on with envy and frustration at their own inadequacies which allowed only men into the program, but did anyone of them really take the daring step of breaking this rule?
    Japanese Rose” is a haunting story of the secret life and love of Sayuri Miyamoto, the woman who DID dare to take on the whole Japanese military to follow her dream of becoming a kamikaze pilot and paid dearly for that dream.
    “No one must ever know there was a female kamikaze pilot to dishonor and disgrace the discipline of the Japanese military so from today, you Sayuri Miyamoto are officially dead!”
    This book also takes readers on a sad journey through the ravages of war torn Japan seen from the eyes of a young woman who cherished the impossible and forbidden dream of becoming a female kamikaze pilot.
    “Who is this? And why do you call me by this name? It hasn’t been used for 60 years!” the crisp irritable voice had changed to a soft, quivering whisper like the moaning of an injured animal and it made Mayumi uncomfortable at her intrusion into someone’s obviously painful past.
    With these words, Sayuri Miyamoto finally broke the silence that had been imposed on her for decades. But History will never admit or accept her existence so was she real or a myth born of the feverish imagination of one woman with an unfulfilled dream?

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  • Bangkok Express

    $4.99 Newman, James A.
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    Gantira didn’t plan for her lover to die on the Island of Ko Samui that morning. Nor did she plan for the Finnish backpacker to drown. She didn’t plan to be trapped in a gilded cage by her narcissistic millionaire husband. Or maybe she did?
    Fraud expert Joe Dylan is back in the land of sin investigating the death of two backpackers on the island of Ko Samui. He’s working the steps and trying to delay gratification. Easier said than done. Burnt out expat James Hale just wants to get out of the city before the mob catch up with him and collect what’s owed. These lives come together in an exotic action-packed thriller revised and rewritten for 2012.

    ‘James Newman is the next big thing in Bangkok fiction.’ – Thailand Writing and Book Reviews.
    Step on the express train and enjoy the ride.

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  • Thailand Honey

    $4.99$14.99 Cameron, Leslie
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    It was all about diamonds; always had been, right from the start. A package worth £400k had been stolen by Chelsea’s little sister Anni. To these gorgeous Thai girls, theft was like borrowing – and the diamond scam was extra pocket money.
    To them, it was Thailand Honey: it made their lives a little sweeter.
    To me, it was life or death. Now the gun was pointing at me. I could see his finger on the trigger. It was him – or me. There was no other option. I had to kill him there and then….

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  • Daughter of the Snake

    $4.99$14.99 Cameron, Leslie
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    ‘Keep in touch by e-mail,’ Danni ordered, ‘and we’ll go for March.’
    And that’s Billy’s invitation to the join the two Australian lesbians (Danni and Selena) for a holiday in Thailand. Once there, Billy – more than old enough to know better – is shown the good, the bad and the exciting. But as well as guiding Billy around Bangkok, the girls have one ambition: to get him into bed with Nina, the Banana Girl.
    Then, in the middle of this sexual adventure, Billy finds himself attracted to Kodi, a delightful young Thai girl who was born under the Chinese sign of the Snake. And Kodi is a true Snake. She plays Billy off against the lesbians by demanding money and refusing sex without marriage. Kodi is always looking for a better offer.
    However, Billy is in love and can’t resist the lovely Kodi. Encouraged by the lesbians, he makes a proposal. Will she accept? Will she agree to live with him? Or is there one more twist in Billy’s love life…?

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  • Selbst Thai-Mädchen weinen

    $6.99$15.99 Gump, J.F.
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    Tippawan Bongkot ist eine junge thailändische Frau auf der Flucht. Das Leben, wie sie es kannte, endete in der Nacht, in der sie ihren Verlobten mit seinem Liebhaber vorfand. Ihre Welt brach an dem Tag zusammen, an dem sie ihren Job verlor.
    Verzweifelt auf der Suche nach Arbeit flüchtet Tippawan in das Touristen-Resort Pattaya, hoffend, dass sich ihr Schicksal dort zum Besseren wenden und ihre Pechsträhne zu einem Ende kommen wird. Als sie Bekanntschaft mit einem Farang, einem Ausländer namens Mike macht, ändern sich die Dinge tatsächlich, aber auf eine Art und Weise, mit der sie im Traum nicht gerechnet hätte. Ihre Suche nach Glück ist ein spannendes Abenteuer, welches der Leser nicht so bald vergessen wird.
    Begleitet Tippawan auf ihrer Reise durch ein Jahr ihres unglaublichen Lebens. Entdeckt die Liebe, den Hass und die Intrigen, die unter der stillen Oberfläche des alltäglichen Thailands lauern.

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  • Die Farang Affäre

    $6.99$17.99 Gump, J.F.
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    Fast ein Jahr ist vergangen seit Tippawan (“Math”) Bongkoks Leben in Thailands insanen Verkehr endete. Ihr Tod machte nicht einmal die kleinsten Wellen in der Welt, aber es entzündete Ereignisse von Pittsburgh bis nach Bangkok.
    Maths Schwester Nuang kann Mike Johnson, den Farang der ihre Schwester liebte, oder die Nacht der unglaublichen Leidenschaft die sie teilten, nicht vergessen. Als sie sich wieder zu treffen, werden beschämend Wahrheiten offenbart und starke Emotionen explodieren. Begleite Mike und Nuang wenn sie die wahre Bedeutung von Liebe, Hass und Vergebung entdecken.
    Die Farang Affäre’ ist ein Muss für jeden, der auch ‘Selbst Thai-Mädchen weinen’ gelesen hat und für jeden, der ‘Eine Hochsaison’ lesen wird: das letzte Buch dieser unvergesslichen Thailand-Trilogie.

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  • Eine Hochsaison

    $6.99$17.99 Gump, J.F.
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    Jarapans Träume starben an dem Tag, an dem sie vergewaltigt wurde. Es war nicht ihr Fehler, dennoch wird sie von jedem mit Verachtung gestraft. Als sie in die Touristen-Stadt Pattaya flieht, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen, werden die emotionalen Räder des Schicksals in Bewegung gesetzt.
    Mike Johnson hat lange genug in Pattaya gelebt, um ein zynischer Mann geworden zu sein. Nichts ist mehr so, wie es war, seit er Tippawan (“Math”) Bongkot verloren hat, die Frau, die selbst im Tod noch sein Herz besitzt. Als er Jarapan kennenlernt, werden aus längst begrabenen Leidenschaften wieder Liebe. Dann wird Mike krank, wirklich krank, und ein Feuerstrum menschlichen Dramas, der ihre neue Liebe jenseits aller Vernunft auf die Probe stellt, wird entfacht.
    “Eine Hochsaison” ist der gefühlsmäßige Abschluss einer kraftvollen Thailand-Trilogie, die von einer Kontinente und Kulturen überspannende Suche nach Liebe und Glück handelt. Lies diese unglaubliche Saga von Liebe, Leidenschaft und Abenteuer:

    Selbst Thai-Mädchen weinen“, “Die Farang-Affäre” und “Eine Hochsaison” (die abschließende, unvergessliche Episode).

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  • Echo Pool

    $6.99$14.99 Siminoe, Jonathon
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    Spending money in Thailand is much easier than making it. DUKE, a mid-thirties bachelor, has learned this lesson the hard way. His business has failed, and the savings he’d built, while living a dual life as both a high school teacher and a professional gambler is gone. He is also feeling emotionally bankrupt as his Thai girlfriend, ARRAYA, a beautiful and compassionate young lady, is harboring a desire for marriage. This realization sends Duke into an introspective journey deep within the echo pool – the place where past lives reside – in order to learn from his past and find direction for his future.
    His life in Bangkok is an exciting one, as his wealthy Thai friends are generous entertainers; but no matter what diversions he finds within one of Asia’s most exciting cities, everything seems to trigger the memories of his lost home. But if Duke wants to survive, he must relive the lessons of his father – as painful as those recollections are – in order to find his roots and strength again.

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    Saving Face

    $3.99$14.99 Allen, Neville
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    Panarat Vipala treats her sweet and innocent daughter (Toy) to an unexpected 17th birthday present – a one-way bus trip from up-country Isaan to Pattaya, where she is put to work as a bar girl.
    A few years later, when Australian holiday-maker Andrew McKinnon meets Toy in a Pattaya bar, he ignores his instincts and falls in love with the bar girl.
    Soon after, Andrew and Toy team up and the couple travel north to Toy’s home province of Udon Thani, and what starts out as an idyllic romance quickly turns into a journey through a cultural minefield. McKinnon encounters age-old customs and traditions as he bids to be accepted into Toy’s family circle.
    Meanwhile, the lovers are forced to tread a wary line between non-interference and rescue when McKinnon’s best mate, Todd Walsh, falls for Bee, a beautiful Pattaya bank manager operating a cunning real estate scam.
    Against an emotional background of sex, greed, corruption and intrigue, a Bangkok psychic called Sukanya, and a natural disaster play roles in Andrew’s and Toy’s determination to hold onto true love and to save McKinnon’s Aussie mate from financial disaster.

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  • Cyber Freundin

    $6.99$14.99 Allen, Neville
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    Nittaya Sudhikams Leben schlägt eine völlig neue Richtung ein, als eine Freundin sie in die faszinierende und verführerische Welt des Cyber Girls des 21. Jahrhunderts einführt. Plötzlich eröffnet sich der naiven, arbeitslosen Universitätsabsolventin die Aussicht auf ein kleines Vermögen. Alles, was sie dafür tun muss, ist, jeden Tag ein oder zwei Stunden in das Betören einsamer, ahnungsloser westlicher Männer per Email zu investieren.
    Es dauert nicht lange, bis Nid, wie sie genannt wird, ihre Mentorin in den Schatten stellt. Aber ihr neugewonnener Reichtum fordert seinen Preis. Aufregung und Spannung ergreifen Besitz von Nids Leben, als sie gezwungen wird, einen Drahtseilakt zwischen ihren westlichen Liebhabern und Kwan, ihrem neuen thailändischen Freund, zu vollzuführen.

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