When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2001
April 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Joyjennene ,

When Broken Glass Floats

Heartbreaking.

Michael villa ,

When broken glass floats

Great read...very sad but eye opening..everyone must read this book.

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