Lali's Passage by Ken Albertsen
Burmese Beauty Escapes from Brothel to Native American Hills of California
Author's Foreword -
The main character was inspired by a romantic relationship the author recently had with a Burmese lady. She has since become incognito, presumably blended back in to her former environs. Her name is Momo, but that would hardly help in finding her, because a quarter of the women in Burma are named Momo, (another quarter are named Lali, which is Burmese for 'pretty'). Because of her aloof lifestyle, she may never know about this book - though she would recognize herself instantly if someone were to read certain sections to her. Too bad, because it's dedicated to her.
"I really enjoyed reading this tale of Lali's adventures as she struggles to cope with the complexities of western culture, it's both hilarious and thought provoking. With a treasure hunt thrown in, Lali's Passage is a book well worth reading."
Marge Robbins, Book Reviewer for Simegen.com USA
"This book had a lot of details as to what Southeast Asia is really like. Lali was a delightful character! I enjoyed following her story and seeing the world through her eyes. She was refreshingly innocent in her own way. All-in-all, I found this book to be a very good debut novel that anyone interested in Asia would enjoy!"
Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews USA
2nd. Ed. 2003