The luk thep subculture of Thailand has been documented in Time, The Economist, and other publications. (I first read about the luk thep dolls of Thailand in the latter source.)
While this novella is inspired by actual events, I ask the reader to remember that this is a work of fiction. All human characters and business entities contained herein are wholly imaginary.
Likewise, while I have endeavored to represent Thai culture and history as accurately as possible, Luk Thep is ultimately a story—not a nonfiction book about Thailand.
Please do not infer any larger statements about Thailand or its people beyond the actions of the individual characters in the tale that follows. No such implications are intended.