Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 11, 2006)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.1 MB
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After enduring years of starvation, deprivation, and devastating loss by the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung grew to become the "lucky child," the sibling selected to accompany her eldest brother to the United States whereas her one surviving sister and brothers remained at the back of. during this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung remembers her assimilation into an surprising new tradition whereas suffering to beat dogged thoughts of violence and the deep scars of battle. In alternating chapters, she offers voice to Chou, the cherished older sister whose existence in war-torn Cambodia so simply might have been hers. Highlighting the tough realities of probability and situation in instances of struggle in addition to in instances of peace, fortunate baby is finally a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging power of kinfolk bonds.