Mother and the Tiger: A Memoir of the Killing Fields

Mother and the Tiger: A Memoir of the Killing Fields

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Dana Hui Lim

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  • Publisher: Odyssey Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1922200107
  • ISBN 13: 9781922200105
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 206,771

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In 1969 the small Asian nation of Cambodia was under attack: first by US bombers as the Vietnam war spilled over the border, and then by the Khmer Rouge as they began their brutal reign of terror. Under the rule of Pol Pot, ordinary city folk were driven from their homes and banished to labour camps that eventually saw two million people die. Darkness descended and Year Zero had begun. Mother and the Tiger is the story of one small girl, who struggled to survive one of the most ruthless regimes in human history. Six-year-old Hui Lim was trapped by the madness around her and cast into a seemingly endless nightmare. Her family was cursed as a member of a hated ethnic minority and targeted by the murderous Khmer Rouge. To survive where so many others died, Hui had to tap an inner strength that she never knew she possessed. Despite her youth she was determined to find her scattered family, no matter the odds. Her memoir of that brutal regime proves that even amidst the blackest depths of human depravity, hope can endure.

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