Lucky Child by Loung Ung

After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war.

In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.

 

Book Details
Title: Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind
Author: Loung Ung
ISBN-10: 0060733942 - Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0060733950 - Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0060733940 - Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0060733957 - Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Length: 268 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds - Hardcover
Weight: 14.9 ounces - Paperback
File Size (Kindle): 7647 KB

 

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