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    The Road of Lost Innocence: The Story of a Cambodian Heroine (Random House Reader's Circle) (Paperback) By (author) Somaly Mam, Foreword by Nicholas D Kristof, Introduction by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Preface by Nicholas D Kristof

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    DescriptionA riveting and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope-by a woman named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and witnessed horrors that would haunt her for the rest of her life-until, in her early twenties, she managed to escape. Unable to forget the girls she left behind, Mam became a tenacious and brave leader in the fight against human trafficking, rescuing sex workers-some as young as five and six-offering them shelter, rehabilitation, healing, and love and leading them into new life. Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence is a memoir that will leave you awestruck by the courage and strength of this extraordinary woman and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

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    The Road of Lost Innocence
    The Story of a Cambodian Heroine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Somaly Mam, Foreword by Nicholas D Kristof, Introduction by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Preface by Nicholas D Kristof
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385526227
    ISBN 10: 0385526229

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 362.76092
    DC21: 362.76092
    B&T Approval Code: C39230000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Approval Code: A31405200
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: HQ242.3.A5 M3613 2009
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    28 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Somaly Mam is the cofounder of AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations) in Europe and The Somaly Mam Foundation in the United States, whose goal is to save and socially reintegrate victims of sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. She was named "Glamour"'s Woman of theYear in 2006. She lives in Cambodia and France. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "The Road of Lost Innocence is unputdownable, and you read it with a lump in your throat. Somaly Mam's story is an account of how humanity can sink to the lowest levels of depravity, but it is also a testimony of resistance and hope. She lifted herself out of a well of terror and found the determination and the resilience to save others. Somaly Mam is my candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize."--Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of "Infidel " "An inspiring story from the front lines of a global tragedy. Somaly Mam's courageous fight to save women and children reminds us that one person can stand up and change the fate of others for good." --Mariane Pearl, author of "A Mighty Heart ""A powerful autobiography that I highly recommend."--"New York Times " "Inspiring."--"People ""Haunting . . . Mam explains trafficking from a girl's perspective in a fresh, often poetic voice. . . . This is an important book to read."--"Seattle Times"