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First They Killed My Father : A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Paperback) (Loung Ung)

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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.

Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced "evacuation" of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Women, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Loung Ung
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2006
TCIN: 11471577
UPC: 9780060856267
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-1220

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