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When Broken Glass Floats

Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

"Intelligent and morally aware…[Him] tells us what it was like to struggle to survive while others played out utopian dreams."

New York Times

In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Les mer

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In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death becomes a companion in the camps, along with illness. Yet through the terror, the members of Chanrithy's family remain loyal to one another, and she and her siblings who survive will find redeemed lives in America.

A Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Detaljer

Forlag
WW Norton & Co
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780393322101
Utgivelsesår
2001
Format
21 x 14 cm

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"Intelligent and morally aware…[Him] tells us what it was like to struggle to survive while others played out utopian dreams."

New York Times

"An inspiring story that draws hope from horror."

Seattle Times

"There are few books that give a refugee’s point of view as clearly and passionately as Him’s."

Time Out

"Astonishing and heartbreaking…Written in spare, visual prose that makes the world it describes tangible."

Katherine A. Powers - Boston Globe

"A touching and illuminating human account and should not be missed by anyone around the world."

Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Kunders vurdering

M
Mattias – 16.12.2007

– När röda khemererna med Pol Pot i spetsen tog makten i Kambodja 1975 inleddes en regim som kom att bli en av 1900-talets brutalaste. Deras drygt 4 år vid makten innbar döden för uppemot 1,7 miljoner kambodjaner. Chanrithy Him växte upp under denna tid och ger här sin personliga berättelse om den mardröm som utspelade sig i Kambodja. Målet om att bygga en utopisk socialistisk dröm körde ner landet i botten och Chanrithy fick själv se nästan hela sin familj bli utplånad. When Broken Glass Floats är en mycket stark och personlig beskrivning av den kanske mörkaste tiden i Kambodjas historia, en beskrivning som rena faktaböcker om röda khemererna aldrig kunnat fånga.

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