First They Killed My Father A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

ISBN-10: 0060931388

ISBN-13: 9780060931384

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Loung Ung

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Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights, and sassing her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung's family was forced to flee their home and hide their previous life of privilege. Eventually, they dispersed in order to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans while her other siblings were sent to labor camps. Only after the Vietnamese destroyed the Khmer Rouge were Loung and her surviving siblings slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother and sustained by her sister's gentle kindness amid brutality, Loung forged ahead to create a courageous new life. Harrowing yet hopeful, insightful and compelling, this family's story is truly unforgettable.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Author's Note
Phnom Penh April 1975
The Ung Family April 1975
Takeover April 17, 1975
Evacuation April 1975
Seven-Day Walk April 1975
Krang Truop April 1975
Waiting Station July 1975
Anlungthmor July 1975
Ro Leap November 1975
Labor Camps January 1976
New Year's April 1976
Keav August 1976
Pa December 1976
Ma's Little Monkey April 1977
Leaving Home May 1977
Child Soldiers August 1977
Gold for Chicken November 1977
The Last Gathering May 1978
The Walls Crumble November 1978
The Youn Invasion January 1979
The First Foster Family January 1979
Flying Bullets February 1979
Khmer Rouge Attack February 1979
The Execution March 1979
Back to Bat Deng April 1979
From Cambodia to Vietnam October 1979
Lam Sing Refugee Camp February 1980
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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