Strangers in Black

Author: Max, Jill

Subjects: Personal Experience; Khmer Rouge; Genocide

ISBN: 978-0-88092-617-1

Order code: 6171

Price: $14.99
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This is a novel about a young boy's struggle to survive the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Atrocity is an abstraction with little meaning for young people. This novel puts them into the experience of a boy facing deprivation, disease, dislocation, degradation, and death in Pol Pot's Cambodia.

It is a graphic and horrific account of what befalls Mok and his family when the Khmer Rouge take control of Cambodia. Mok is nine years old when the atrocities begin, and through persistence, incredible courage, and luck, he survives one of the most barbaric episodes in the last half of the twentieth century. In one episode after another, readers are led into the increasingly desperate plight of Mok and to an understanding of the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge and the enormity of what took place in Cambodia.

This true story describes young Mok's experiences of the grinding pains of hunger, debilitating disease, forced labor, separated families, and massacres. An epilogue tells us that his family finally made it to a refugee camp in Thailand and thereafter were sponsored to enter the U.S. and a new life in Oklahoma.

This is a novel about a young boy's struggle to survive the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Atrocity is an abstraction with little meaning for young people. This novel puts them into the experience of a boy facing deprivation, disease, dislocation, degradation, and death in Pol Pot's Cambodia.

It is a graphic and horrific account of what befalls Mok and his family when the Khmer Rouge take control of Cambodia. Mok is nine years old when the atrocities begin, and through persistence, incredible courage, and luck, he survives one of the most barbaric episodes in the last half of the twentieth century. In one episode after another, readers are led into the increasingly desperate plight of Mok and to an understanding of the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge and the enormity of what took place in Cambodia.

This true story describes young Mok's experiences of the grinding pains of hunger, debilitating disease, forced labor, separated families, and massacres. An epilogue tells us that his family finally made it to a refugee camp in Thailand and thereafter were sponsored to enter the U.S. and a new life in Oklahoma.

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