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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Book Review – Lucky Child by Loung Ung

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While no one would wish for the Ungs’ painful history, one can only hope for a family filled with such generosity and strength. Her colourful description of early ‘s Phnom Penh with its many exotic to an American audience sights, sounds, and colors is an adventure in itself; – The arrival of the Lkcky in Phnom Penh. Loung Ung is a Cambodian-American human-rights activist.

Lucky Child is part adventure, part history and, in large part, a love story about family. Lucky Child is a painful yet lyrical story of the lengths to which one family llung go to protect its own.

Ung’s book is full of vivid descriptions and keen observations that bring the vicissitudes of that era childd to life. In the eyes of the Angkar the Khmer Rouge “organization”liquidating the members of the old regime is but a necessary prelude to building a society of true believers.


I can’t wait to see how see adapts to living in Vermont Loung effectively juxtaposes chapters about herself and her sister to show their different worlds: HarperCollins,back cover. Click here to cancel reply. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Strangers from chiild Different Shore: See all customer images.

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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.

Plenty were mere lohng. It was a profound experience. Harper Perennial; Reprint edition April 11, Language: Never miss an issue! It was a wonderful way to really explore the contrasts of louhg lifestyle and the family bond that still existed. First They Killed My Father: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. That would be a mistake.

Many will find out at the cost of their lives. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.

Retrieved from ” https: It also tells of the experiences of her surviving family members in Cambodia during the ensuing warfare between Vietnamese troops and the Khmer Rouge. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Considering the fact that Loung Ung wrote this book from her perspective as a child during the Cambodian civil war, I was able to easily breeze through the book.

Meng only had enough money to bring one of his siblings with him, so he had to leave the rest of his family. Each chapter alternates between their stories. And with the absolute power they wielded, nobody was about to tell them otherwise. First They Killed My Father. Yet for all the sadness in her personal story, Lucky Child is also a soaring tale of human spirit. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

After They Killed Our Father: Everything about America is strange to the young girl the language, the bland food, the television programs. Buy the selected items together This item: