Soi Shanties Volume 1
by Les Abbey
These short stories by Bangkok writer Les Abbey were published in the Pattaya Trader magazine in 2010. They refer to an earlier long gone time. The period was between the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975 and the arrival of cheap airfares to Bangkok in the late 1980s. Most are set in Soi Cowboy, a bar and nightlife area, then inhabited by oil workers and bar girls.