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When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

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By (author) Chanrithy Him

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393322106
  • ISBN 13: 9780393322101
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 15photos
  • Sales rank: 63,881

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This is one of the first childhood memoirs to emerge from the hell of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Capturing the overwhelming immediacy of the baffling events, Chanrithy Him writes through the eyes of her younger self in the present tense. She vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields" and gives a child's-eye view of a world where rudimentary labour camps are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death and illness become companions in the camps; yet throughout, her family remain loyal to one another.

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