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Inhaltsangabe: Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official. When the Kymer Rouge stormed the city in 1975, the young girl and her family fled from village to village. Fighting to hide their identity, the Ungs eventually were forced to separate to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans. As half her family died in labour camps by execution, starvation, and disease, Loung herself grew increasingly resilient and determined - armed with indomitable will, she miraculously managed to outlast the Kymer Rouge and survive the killing fields. "First They Killed My Father" is her story, a memorable human drama of courage and survival against all odds.
Rezension: Written in the present tense, First They Killed My Father will put you right in the midst of the action--action you'll wish had never happened. It's a tough read, but definitely a worthwhile one, and the author's personality and strength shine through on every page. Covering the years from 1975 to 1979, the story moves from the deaths of multiple family members to the forced separation of the survivors, leading ultimately to the reuniting of much of the family, followed by marriages and immigrations. The brutality seems unending--beatings, starvation, attempted rape, mental cruelty--and yet the narrator (a young girl) never stops fighting for escape and survival. Sad and courageous, her life and the lives of her young siblings provide quite a powerful example of how war can so deeply affect children--especially a war in which they are trained to be an integral part of the armed forces. For anyone interested in Cambodia's recent history, this book shares a valuable personal view of events. --Jill Lightner
Titel: First They Killed My Father
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Moss Vale, NSW, Australia, 2001. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Covered In Adhesive Plastic Previous Owners Name To Ffep Very Clean And Striaght. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003784
Buchbeschreibung Flamingo, Sydney, 2001. Stiff Wrappers. Buchzustand: Near Fine. No Jacket. Reprint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002797
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd. Paperback. Buchzustand: As New. Book almost like new. Cover and pages are undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0732265916I2N00