Set in 1989, a year after the Olympic Games in South Korea, this is the true story of a young dancer, whose naive dream of working in the Far East turns into a nightmare.
Signing a six month contract, she is whisked off to the other side of the world where she finds herself in a host of situations which she is ill-equipped to deal with. Dancing her way across South Korea with two friends, she is propositioned by the Mafia, turned away by the British Embassy, caught in a student riot, and taken to Korean brothels to name but a few of her ordeals and adventures.
At times both shocking and humorous, this story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you follow the life of a timid young girl ,finding her voice and learning to stand up for herself in a male-orientated world of alcohol, sex and seedy nightclubs.
About the author: For over twenty years, Michele Northwood was a dancer, magician and fire-eater who toured the world in theatre, musicals and circus.
She has been in the Guinness Book of records for being part of the world´s largest Human mobile while working for the circus of horrors as their first “Girl inside a bottle”. She has rubbed shoulders with Sting, Chris de Burg, David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer and Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees. Michele has worked as a knife throwers assistant, assisted a midget in his balancing act and has also taken part in the finale of a Scorpions concert.
When she retired from entertainment, she went back to school and now has a First Class Honours degree in Modern languages, (English and Spanish). Since graduating, she has won two writing competitions, and her first novel: “Fishnets in the Far East: A Dancer´s Diary in Korea” has recently won an award for “Best Memoir” with TCK Publishing. The sequel: “Fishnets and Fire-eating” is currently being edited and she is now working on her third book.
She currently lives in Spain with her Spanish husband, three dogs and two cats. She is a qualified English teacher and works in a public school as well as in her own private school.
Find Fishnets on Amazon : http://amazon.com/Fishnets-Far-East-Dancers-Diary-ebook/product-reviews/B07MLQ1WVQ