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When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge Paperback – 12 Sep 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New Ed edition (12 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393322106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393322101
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A gut-wrenching story, told with honesty, restraint, and dignity.--Ha Jin, author of Waiting

Intelligent and morally aware...[Him] tells us what it was like to struggle to survive while others played out utopian dreams.

An inspiring story that draws hope from horror.

There are few books that give a refugee's point of view as clearly and passionately as Him's.

Astonishing and heartbreaking...Written in spare, visual prose that makes the world it describes tangible.--Katherine A. Powers

A touching and illuminating human account and should not be missed by anyone around the world.--Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

About the Author

Chanrithy Him, born in 1965, lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she works for the Khmer Adolescent Project, studying post-traumatic stress disorder among Cambodians.


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