Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (June 20, 2000)
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From a author of perception, wit, and compassioncomes the extraordinary tale of a boy from thekilling fields of Cambodia who irrevocablychanged the lifetime of an American family.A Blessing Over AshesIn transparent brilliant prose, Adam Fifield recaptures the snowy evening while he, on the age of 11, with his mom, father, and more youthful brother, waited to welcome fifteen-year-old Soeuth into the kin. The boy shuffled in, brief and scrawny, a baseball cap shading his downcast eyes. He spoke now not a note, but a silent terror hovered round him.The writer describes the occasions of the months that undefined: Soeuth's wariness and detachment; his worry of being seized within the evening through his mom and dad' ghosts; Adam's discovery of his new brother's notable actual talents, like catching fish together with his naked arms; and Soeuth's eventual and painful emergence from years of darkness. As Soeuth steadily adjusts to rural middle-class the USA, an international beautifully international from the horrors of his fatherland, a bond is shaped along with his new brothers that may completely impact them all.In his senior 12 months of highschool, Soeuth leaves domestic, lured by way of an anesthetic global of substances and alcohol. Over the following couple of years, the brothers glide aside, distracted by means of university, jobs, girlfriends. Then Soeuth unearths out that the participants of his Cambodian family members -- whom, for fourteen years, he has presumed to be dead-are alive. the invention is the start of a brand new trip -- person who reunites Soeuth along with his long-lost brothers, sisters, and parents...and together with his American brother Adam.