When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him

By Chanrithy Him

Chanrithy Him felt forced to inform of surviving existence below the Khmer Rouge in a fashion "worthy of the discomfort which I continued as a child."
In the Cambodian proverb, "when damaged glass floats" is the time whilst evil triumphs over strong. that point begun in 1975, whilst the Khmer Rouge took energy in Cambodia and the Him family members begun their trek during the hell of the "killing fields." In a enthralling tale, Him vividly recounts a Cambodia the place rudimentary exertions camps are the norm and know-how, akin to vehicles and electrical energy, not exists. loss of life turns into a spouse on the camps, besides disorder. but throughout the terror, Chanrithy's kin is still dependable to each other regardless of the Khmer Rouge's call for of loyalty in simple terms to itself. Moments of inexpressible sacrifice and love make them carry what little meals they must the others, even on the threat in their personal lives. In 1979, "broken glass" ultimately sinks. From a relations of twelve, in simple terms 5 of the Him teenagers live on. subsidized through an uncle in Oregon, they start their new lives in a land that can provide welcome to these starved for freedom. 15 black and whtie illustrations

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Chanrithy Him felt forced to inform of surviving existence below the Khmer Rouge in a fashion "worthy of the ache which I persisted as a baby. "
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How much a simple gesture of just being there can make a difference. CARING BY PROVIDING SUPPORT by Marty Downey As a registered nurse and nursing instructor for more than 20 years, many wonderful healing stories come to mind that have strengthened my passion for my work. One particularly touching event occurred several years ago. ) and was assigned to support the emergency department. The evening had been quite busy. Near the end of the shift, I glanced into one of the rooms we were passing and recognized a friend of mine.

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