Ladyboy and the Volunteer

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1980s & '90s

Susanne Aspley

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Susan, a young, clueless Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand makes friends with Christine, a transgender prostitute, and they become mixed up with a mysterious briefcase.


Comedy, Drama,

Short Summary

Susan, a pretty, blonde American arrives to her room at the The Prince Hotel in Hot Yai, a small tourist town in Southern Thailand. Christine, who sees 'customers' there, stops by to visit.

Christine uses the money from the briefcase to get out of prostitution and open a clothing shop on a tourist island. Susan returns home and marries Mike, the US Special Forces guy she met earlier in the book.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Susan

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Funny, Naive, Adventurous, Charming, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Christine

Age: 25

Gender: LGBT

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Peace Corps Worldwide Imprint

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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