Lucky Child

A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
July 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
6.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Sillysquare ,

Amazing

Loung Ung did indeed have a story to share, despite her insecurities as a child. Seldom have truly provided such firsthand insights into the long-lasting affects of trauma and how one can defy the odds to overcome them. This is a great piece for anyone interested in Cambodian resettlement after the genocide or just an eye-opening read.

Mumayeku ,

Recommend to our World

Heart wrenching and strengthening!

Lynhdan ,

Inspiring

Love this book!

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