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Bending with the wind : memoir of a Cambodian couple's escape to America

Author: Bounchoeurn Sao; Diyana D Sao; Karline F Bird
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
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"This riveting memoir chronicles the couple's childhoods, their lives under the Khmer Rouge, their journeys to Thailand and later the United States, and their efforts to forge a new life. This remarkable tale offers an intimate look inside the terrors of the Khmer Rouge and an inspiring portrait of the immigrant experience in America"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bounchoeurn Sao; Diyana D Sao; Bounchoeurn Sao; Diyana D Sao
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bounchoeurn Sao; Diyana D Sao; Karline F Bird
ISBN: 9780786463770 0786463775
OCLC Number: 757462072
Description: xviii, 210 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Names and Relationship Terms; Preface by Karline Bird; Part I: Sao Bounchoeurn; 1. Give Back Only Bone and Eyes; 2. Speak for Yourself; 3. I Fell in Love with a Tribal Girl; 4. Encounters with a Wild Boar and a Tiger; 5. If You're Not Afraid, We're Not Afraid; 6. Now We Will Have Peace; 7. He's Just a Soldier; 8. If I Talk to You, You Will Die; 9. You Cannot Say No to Angka; 10. You Must Be Like the Kapok Tree; 11. Find the North Star and Follow It; 12. I Can't Find My Wife and Children; Part II: San Bounriem; 13. The San Family of Thirteen. 14. A Spiritual Child15. Lightning Strikes; 16. The Khmer Rouge Are Coming!; 17. We Arrive at Lum Pok Refugee Camp; Part III: Sao Bounchoeurn and San Bounriem; 18. Bounriem: How Can I Marry Her Tonight?; 19. Bounriem: What Will You Do If She Walks in the Camp Tomorrow?; 20. Bounchoeurn: You Have to Do It; We Need You; 21. Bounriem: Everything Will Be Fine; 22. Bounchoeurn: Going to America; 23. Bounchoeurn: We Didn't Understand; 24. Bounriem: Reunited with Family; 25. Bounchoeurn: Everyone Died Except Me; 26. Bounriem: Killed for Wanting to Join His Children. 27. Bounchoeurn: He Was Murdered Because I Was a SoldierBibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Bounchoeurn Sao and Diyana D. Sao ; as told to Karline F. Bird.

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"This riveting memoir chronicles the couple's childhoods, their lives under the Khmer Rouge, their journeys to Thailand and later the United States, and their efforts to forge a new life. This remarkable tale offers an intimate look inside the terrors of the Khmer Rouge and an inspiring portrait of the immigrant experience in America"--Provided by publisher.

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