The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector

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Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not really working. Just when things seem most bleak, Sang Ly learns a secret about the hated, ill-tempered woman, the "the rent collector"-she can read! Reluctantly she agrees to teach Sang Ly and does so with the sameharshness she applied to her collection duties until they both learn how literacyhas the power to instill hope and transcend circumstance.Based on a true story, set in the abject poverty of Cambodia against the backdrop of political oppression and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge."show more

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  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
  • Shadow Mountain
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white halftones
  • 1609077059
  • 9781609077051
  • 21,658

About Camron Wright

Camron Wright is the author of the international bestseller"Letters for Emily. "Itwas a "Reader's Choice "award winner, as wellas a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. He holds a master's degree in writing and public relations. Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, in Utah. They are the parents of four children."show more

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Compelling, insightful, and engaging. Wendy Ulrich, "New York Times" bestselling author --Wendy Ulrich"show more

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