The Road of Lost Innocence : The Story of a Cambodian Heroine
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.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 129.54 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 45.36g
- 28 Jul 2009
- Random House USA Inc
- Random House Inc
- New York, United States
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"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
""Haunting . . . Mam explains trafficking from a girl's perspective in a fresh, often poetic voice. . . . This is an important book to read."--"Seattle Times"
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