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"So sharp with pain that when I read it, the words plunged into me like a knife" (Jon Swain Sunday Times)
"There can be absolutely no doubt about the innate power of [Ung's] story, the passion with which she tells it or its enduring importance" (Washington Post Book World)
"Ung's memoir should serve as a reminder that some history is best not left just to historians but to those left behind when the terror ends" (Booklist)
"I was deeply affected by Loung’s book. It deepened my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it" (Angelina Jolie Pitt) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Soon to be a major film, an unforgettable narrative of war crimes and desperate actions from a childhood survivor of Cambodia's brutal Pol Pot regime --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This is a heart rending account of love and loss and of the horrendous consequences of the Khymer Rouge revolution in Cambodia during the second half of the 1970s. Read morePublished 6 days ago by markr
Such a compelling read - had me in tears. It's important we don't forget. The Khmer Rouge was only 30 years ago and what they did was an atrocity.Published 24 days ago by SomeoneinStAlbans
Having personally visited Cambodia, and several of it's thousands of 'Killing fields', this true story really hit home with me, it gives you a real insight into exactly how it was... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Paul Stevenson
This is an outstanding book which I read quite a few years ago prior to visiting Cambodia. Of all the books I read at that time, to help me understand current day Cambodia, this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Speedy Reader
I read this book while travelling through Cambodia as I wanted to learn a bit more about their history.
I was gripped from the start and read it in just under a week. Read more
Heavy reading, but a true insight to the horrors that the Khmer Rouge perpetrated on the Cambodian people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Bates