The Stones Cry out

The Stones Cry out : A Cambodian Childhood, 1975-1980

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"The Stones Cry Out is startlingly good as literature. It is also an important addition to a thin historical record...Her account of the revolutionary rhetoric, set against the reality of what the revolutionaries were actually doing, is as macabre as any of the descriptions of bodies." -The Wall Street Journal "This is a powerful and compelling story of terror, struggle and death sprinkled with moments of tenderness, written by a woman who writes not of politics but only of what she experienced." -New York Times Book Review In 1975, Molyda Szymusiak (her adoptive name), the daughter of a high Cambodian official, was twelve years old and leading a relatively peaceful life in Phnom Penh. Suddenly, on April 17, Khmer Rouge radicals seized the capital and drove all its inhabitants into the countryside. The chaos that followed has been widely publicized, most notably in the movie The Killing Fields. Murderous brutality coupled with raging famine caused the death of more than two million people, nearly a third of the population. This powerful memoir documents the horror Cambodians experienced in daily life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 18mm | 399.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 025321291X
  • 9780253212917
  • 1,229,915

About Molyda Szymusiak

Molyda Szymusiak (Buth Keo) was born in Phnom Penh on October 19, 1962. After the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover, she and her family were driven from the capital into the Cambodian countryside. Molyda and the three surviving members of her family reached the Kao I Dang refugee camp on the Thai border in 1980. In 1981 they went to Paris, where Molyda and two of her cousins were adopted by Polish exiles Jan Szymusiak, an academic historian, and his wife, Carmen, a psychiatrist.show more

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