When Broken Glass Floats
Growing up Under the Khmer Rouge : A MemoirBook - 2000
In a Cambodian proverb, when broken glass floats is the time when evil triumphs over good. That time began for the Him family in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia and they began their trek through the hell of the killing fields. In a heart-wrenching memoir, Chanrithy Him vividly tells of her childhood, growing up in a Cambodia where rudimentary labour camps are the norm and technology, such as cars and electricity, no longer exitst. As she struggles to understand the suffering and violence around her, she shows proof of unbounded courage and great hope.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2000.
Characteristics: 330 pages,  pages of plates :,illustrations, map, ports, geneal ;,22 cm.