Onanong Janchuey is living and writing stories in Thailand, trying to heal the wounds of a life lost in memories: trying to pick up the fragile pieces of her past to make her life whole again...
From Thailand to America and back, has been quite a journey.
A story of a Thai peasant girl who had to make a choice between her family’s survival, and her own. Her uncle gave her no choice: the saddest decision of her life. From scrubbing floors to the sordid nightlife of the Venice of the East, deceptions of every stripe have torn at the soul of an innocent village girl. In the end, the love of one’s mother out ways the hardships endured.
Love has so many pitfalls, meanings, depths and directions. A peasant girl finds herself lodged between the jaws of parental love and true love: an awesome challenge when her farm girl social status is sliced open like a fish. Her meager beginnings are placed in plain view for all to see.
After severing ties with the love of her life, this Thai village girl traipsed throughout Thailand trying to survive from hand to mouth, and sort her life out. With tears and strife infecting her heart, she cultivated a dream of a better life in America.
Seeing one’s life gradually vanishing, brings stark jolts of anxiety to anyone nearing retirement age. When your father dies before you were able to speak, and your mother is close to eighty years of age: mortality trumpets its ugly head. It’s time to return to the nest to lick the wounds of a lifetime, and reacquaint oneself with your Maker: ones parents.