First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)


First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) Author Loung Ung
ISBN-10 0060856262
ISBN-13 9780060856267
Year 2006-04-04
Pages 238
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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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

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