[Epub] ➞ When Broken Glass Floats Author Chanrithy Him – Moi-sosedi.info

When Broken Glass Floats 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. A book detailing a child s survival in 1970 Cambodia is not a novel Highs and lows orchestrated by the author are absent here This is not a feel good story It is a stark revelation of what it meant to be a child under one of the most ruthless regimes in Asia.This is the early 70s, when Cambodia became an experiment in radical socialism, and the Khmer Rouge took power and attempted to return the country to its pure , peasant history Intellectuals were persecuted, farmers lauded and the entir A book detailing a child s survival in 1970 Cambodia is not a novel Highs and lows orchestrated by the author are absent here This is not a feel good story It is a stark revelation of what it meant to be a child under one of the most ruthless regimes in Asia.This is the early 70s, when Cambodia became an experiment in radical so Normally, I can t wait to get to bed I can t wait to lie in bed and read The house is quiet, the kids are asleep, the tv is off just quality time with a book But when reading this book, reading wasn t always pleasant This is really not a book you read to to enjoy it or to be pulled into another world and explore it I read this in part because my boyfriend recommended it, in part because we sponsor a child in Cambodia and in part because I didn t know much about the Khmer Rouge and wanted Normally, I can t wait to get to bed I can t wait to lie in bed and read The house is quiet, the kids are asleep, the tv is off just quality time with a book But when reading this book, reading wasn t always pleasant This is really not a book you read to to enjoy it or to be pulled into another world and explore it I read this in part because my boyf In preparation for our trip to Cambodia and the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh I read three books In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, and When Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him Each of the three books was about a young girl who, with their families, suffered under the Khmer Rouge communist regime and their genocide campaign The Khmer Rouge took control of Phnom Penh, its last obstacle to ruling all of Cambodia, on April 17th, 1975 They turned t In preparation for our trip to Cambodia and the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh I read three books In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, and When Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him Each of the three books was about a young girl who, with their families, suffered under the Khmer Rouge communist regime and their genocide campaign The Khmer Rouge took control of Phnom This book is so depressing it would make Pollyanna eat a gun.However, it was incredibly powerful and moving I put the book down a few times, refusing to pick it up again I skimmed some of theawful parts 3 year o

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