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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

Synopsis:

A harrowing memoir of a Cambodian family shattered by Pol Pot's regime, First They Killed My Father is a powerful, unforgettable story of courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

About the Author

Loung Ung is a national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, and the author of Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind. Loung lives with her husband in Ohio. Producer Tavia Gilbert is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, an Audie Award nominee, and a Parent's Choice Award winner. She makes her home in Portland, Maine, where she works as a writer and a stage and voice actor. Tavia produces, directs, and narrates unique audiobooks, full-cast recordings, and documentaries, and she is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452633275
Subtitle:
A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Author:
Gilbert, Tavia
Author:
Ung, Loung
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110630
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Political
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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