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5.0 out of 5 stars
Life is but a breath, 16 April 2006
A powerful sad story told through the eyes of a child of how members of a family lived through the horrors of the Pol Pot regime to eventutally escape to the west and make new lives for themselves.
After reading this I still find it hard to believe that so many innocent people could have been tragically murdered by the Khmer Rouge while the rest of the world did nothing.
This book is a wonderful reminder of the power of humans to endure and survive and this is highly recommended reading
The style of writing told through the eyes of the young Asrei
is wonderful and you feel for the pain she has been through to loose her mother and father to the hands of this regime