First They Killed My Father

Download or Read eBook First They Killed My Father PDF written by Loung Ung and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
First They Killed My Father

Book Synopsis First They Killed My Father by : Loung Ung

“A riveting memoir. . . an important, moving work that those who have suffered cannot afford to forget and those who have been spared cannot afford to ignore.” — San Francisco Chronicle From a childhood survivor of the Cambodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit. One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

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  • Publisher – Harper Collins
  • Total Pages – 254
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062036544
  • ISBN-13 – 0062036548

Lucky Child

Download or Read eBook Lucky Child PDF written by Loung Ung and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-06-30 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lucky Child

Book Synopsis Lucky Child by : Loung Ung

After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.

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  • Publisher – Harper Collins
  • Total Pages – 306
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062013514
  • ISBN-13 – 0062013513

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

Download or Read eBook When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge PDF written by Chanrithy Him and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2001-04-17 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

Book Synopsis When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by : Chanrithy Him

"A gut-wrenching story told with honesty, restraint, and dignity." —Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning author of Waiting Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child." In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death becomes a companion in the camps, along with illness. Yet through the terror, the members of Chanrithy's family remain loyal to one another, and she and her siblings who survive will find redeemed lives in America. A Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

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  • Publisher – W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Pages – 342
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780393076165
  • ISBN-13 – 0393076164

Lulu in the Sky

Download or Read eBook Lulu in the Sky PDF written by Loung Ung and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lulu in the Sky

Book Synopsis Lulu in the Sky by : Loung Ung

Concluding the trilogy that started with the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung describes her college experience and her first steps into adulthood, revealing her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward towards happiness. After the violence of the Khmer Rouge and the difficult assimilation experience of a refugee, Loung’s daily struggle to keep darkness, anger, and depression at bay will finally find two unexpected allies: the empowering call of activism, and the redemptive power of love. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Loung’s journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother’s spirit; to a vocation that will literally allow her to heal the landscape of her birth; and to the transformative influence of a supportive marriage to a loving man.

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  • Publisher – Harper Collins
  • Total Pages – 269
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062091925
  • ISBN-13 – 0062091921

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields

Download or Read eBook Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields PDF written by Kim DePaul and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields

Book Synopsis Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields by : Kim DePaul

Publisher Fact Sheet This extraordinary collection of eyewitness accounts by Cambodian survivors of Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s offers searing testimony to an era of brutality, brainwashing, betrayals, starvation, & gruesome executions.

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  • Publisher – Yale University Press
  • Total Pages – 228
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  • ISBN-10 – 0300078730
  • ISBN-13 – 9780300078732