LUCKY CHILD: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind. Loung Ung, Author. HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN. Shop and Purchase Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.). This is the 2nd book that I’ve read in. In her first book, the best-selling First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung recalled her Cambodian childhood under the violent reign of the Khmer Rouge army. As.

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Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge exposed! I read the Kindle version of this book, which contained distracting typos. While no one would wish for the Ungs’ painful history, one can only hope for a chiild filled with such generosity and strength.

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Charlottekrn Bookfair Top Contributor: Instead Ung grew up in Vermont and her other siblings grew up in a war-torn Cambodia…barely surviving in their village lifestyle. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. The Unf Books of Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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A moment of high historical drama, but perhaps the author was too young to remember the details. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Ungg Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Most would be executed within days; – A widow who took refuge with the author’s family, tenderly talking to the baby that she carried with her everywhere, refusing to accept that he was already dead; p. Pages with related products. First They Killed My Father. I can’t say that I have ever felt I was living history by doing so. Even as a 7-year old she dreamed of the day when she’d have the power to come back to look for the bullies and “beat them until she was tired”.


How can such earnest people do any wrong? In this poignant and uny memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. Your email address will not be published.

InLoung Ung published her childhood memoir which quickly became a national bestseller. Ung yearns to make friends in her new school, but her fellow students mistake her poor English for ljcky, so she spends recess alone, devouring junk food and warding off thoughts of the time in her not-so-distant past when she nearly starved. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

Like many children from similar backgrounds, she went through a phase when she attempted to cut all ties with her past to the point of deliberately avoiding contact with her siblings and plunged headlong into mainstream American youth culture.

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Ung traveled koung America with her oldest brother and his wife after escaping Cambodia and leaving the rest of her siblings behind.

The book takes you through executions, starvation, disease, forced labour camps, and systematically killing of human beings for no other reason than they had an education. Born in Phnom PenhUng came from an affluent Cambodian family. Retrieved from ” https: It needs to be controlled.

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Many passages are naturally cinematic. Plenty were mere opportunists. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Showing of 2, reviews. Ung’s book is full of vivid descriptions and keen observations that bring the vicissitudes of that era poignantly to life.

Americans would do well to read it. Lkcky vowed never to forget.

Loung Ung is a Cambodian-American human-rights activist. View Full Version of PW.

Ung’s story is even more potent because she also tells the story of her sister, Chou, who remained behind in a rural Cambodian village. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Well worth a read. Is this feature helpful?