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From the Back Cover
One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital
of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing
Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her
siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was
Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet
miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.
About the Author
Loung Ung was the National Spokesperson for the “Campaign for a Landmine Free World,” a program of the Vietnam Veterans
of America Foundation, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-founding the International Campaign to Ban
Landmines. Ung lectures extensively, appears regularly in the media, and has made more than thirty trips back to
Cambodia. She is also the author of Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind and
LuLu in the Sky.