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Publisher Description

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

In this captivating memoir, a young Nawuth defies the odds and survives the invasion of his homeland by the Khmer Rouge. Under the brutal reign of the dictator Pol Pot, he loses his parents, young sister, and other members of his family. After his hometown of Salatrave was overrun, Nawuth and his remaining relatives are eventually captured and enslaved by Khmer Rouge fighters. They endure physical abuse, hunger, and inhumane living conditions. But through it all, their sense of family holds them together, giving them the strength to persevere through a time when any assertion of identity is punishable by death.

Nawuth’s story of survival and escape from the Killing Fields of Cambodia is also a message of hope; an inspiration to children whose worlds have been darkened by hardship and separation from loved ones. This story provides a timeless lesson in the value of human dignity and freedom for readers of all ages.

Young Adult
October 13
National Geographic Society
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Bojon wright ,

Very eye opening

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The descriptions of what happened to this young man and his family are simply hellish. I learned a lot of things I didn't know previously. This story really gives a person a lot of perspective. We all think we've seen troubles? We haven't seen ANYTHING like this. And the ending is just fabulous, really, FABULOUS. I commend you sir on your resilience, resourcefulness, and your ability to carry on after all that's happened to you. Congratulations on the life you've built for yourself and your family. God is good. Amen.

industrygal ,

Alive in the Killing Fields

Very quick read! A little expensive for such little reading! But deent