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In the shadow of the banyan

Autore: Vaddey Ratner
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this novel is based on the author's personal story. For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family's world of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
History
Autobiographical fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Vaddey Ratner
ISBN: 9781451657708 1451657706 9781451657715 1451657714
Numero OCLC: 748941723
Descrizione: 322 pages ; 24 cm
Responsabilità: Vaddey Ratner.

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Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this novel is based on the author's personal story. For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family's world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood, the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival.

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