On Their Own
By Colin C. Bell
Life was tough enough for Nok and his sister Ning after their father walked out, leaving their mother to raise them alone in a Bangkok slum, yet they made ends meet. But when she suddenly falls sick and dies, the children have no option but to find their own way in this world. When they fail to find their mother's estranged sister far away from Bangkok, the two siblings end up on the streets of Bangkok.
While fending for themselves and resisting the momentary temptations of vice and drugs and the trap of child prostitution, their unlikely dream is to find a new home. Life is an ongoing daily struggle and the children try their best to survive, while desperately hoping for a way out.
Is there a place for them where they can escape the street and the seemingly inevitable slide into crime, vice, and a wasted life?
Bangkok Book House