Filippo Giovanni Maria Carraro was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1973. He studied in Japan and now he splits his time between Italy and Asia. An eccentric writer and artist, in 2005 his collection Pleasure – the perfect representation of the concept of pleasure through jewelry making – was greeted with enthusiasm by critics and won numerous awards. He is currently exhibiting in Rome and New York City. The Boom Boom Girl is his first novel, written after a year of living in Thailand.
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The Boom Boom Girl is the story of Lampù, a beautiful girl from a rural village of northern Thailand. Having lived through her first sexual experiences and having been raped by her own father, Lampù runs away from home and heads for Bangkok. Like many girls who had just arrived in the big city, Lampù is forced to sell her body to earn her keep. As she is searching for clients in a red-light distri