Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge by Jennifer Lau PDF

By Jennifer Lau

ISBN-10: 0998079898

ISBN-13: 9780998079899

PLOT SYNOPSIS: With merely part a canteen of water and one child bottle, a family members of 8 fought for his or her lives within the killing fields and land mines of Cambodia.

Surrounded by way of incredible antagonistic forces, one powerful lady might eventually lead her whole relations to outlive. attractive Hero is an autobiographical narrative advised from a daughter’s point of view. the tale facilities round Meiyeng, the eponymous appealing Hero, and her innate skill to maintain everybody in her family.

Meiyeng’s acumen in fixing difficulties lower than severe situations is thought-provoking and awe-inspiring. She shepherded her complete relations via hunger, illnesses, slavery and massacres in war-torn Cambodia to forge a brand new lifestyles in America.

Over million people—a 3rd of the country’s population—fell sufferer to a devastating genocide in Cambodia. the increase of the Khmer Rouge posed now not purely a unmarried problem to survival, yet really a sequence of nightmarish hindrances that required consistent circumvention, outmaneuvering, and unprecedented fortitude from these few who could continue to exist the regime intact.

The tale eerily and suspensefully unravels the layers of atrocity and evil unleashed upon the folks, supplying a transparent view of this bad and violent time of the Cambodian revolution.

The publication highlights the main easy impulses of guy: sturdy vs. evil, person vs. crew, democracy vs. tyranny, and lifestyles vs. dying. it's the final tale of affection, sacrifice, survival, and redemption. It reaffirms the great in humanity by way of exhibiting how one relatives lived and survived with grace and dignity regardless of being driven to the limits.

(No information have been spared from the narrative, however the language of the textual content and all of its so much photograph scenes were filtered for all audiences.)

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