Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

Lucky Child

A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

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ISBN10: 0060733950 ISBN13: 9780060733957 Publisher: Perennial Published: Apr 1 2006 Pages: 268 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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In her bestselling memoir First They Killed my Father, Loung Ung describes the horrific experiences she and her family endured under the rule of Cambodia's Pol Pot regime. In this heartbreaking yet triumphant sequel, Ung writes about the challenges of building a new life in a new country after her home and past have been destroyed.

In Lucky Child, Ung chronicles her attempts to adapt to life in Vermont, while grappling with her memories of genocide and the deep scars of war. At the same time, her sister struggles to survive in rural Cambodia. Lucky Child is every bit as inspiring and unforgettable as First They Killed My Father.

Loung Ung is National Spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. VVAF founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Ung lectures extensively throughout the United States and appears regularly in the media.

"Ung's story is a compelling and inspirational one that touches universal chords. Americans would do well to read it, no matter where they were born." -- Washington Post Book World
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