A Cambodian Odyssey

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The story of the destruction of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge in The Killing Fields was horrifying, and the performance of Haing Ngor as Dith Pran was so forcefully real that it brought him an Academy Award. Now, Haing Ngor tells his own story, a tale of torment and flight from his oppressors in Cambodia.

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User Review  - Tony2704 - LibraryThing

!st book to ever get a 5 ! Loved this but not sure i should have done. Haing Ngor had such a dreadful early life but came through it bravely. Nothing but admiration. The film does it no justice whatsoever Read full review

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User Review  - yogimarley - LibraryThing

This is the most interesting biography I have ever read. Very deep and Ngor's story is stranger than fiction. I liked the movie the "Killing Fields" and Ngor won an academy award for his performance ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

HAING NGOR, a Cambodian by birth and doctor by profession, launched his Hollywood film career in 1984 with his Academy Award-winning performance in The Killing Fields. He died in 1996.

ROGER WARNER is also the author of "Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey. He has traveled often in Southeast Asia and now lives on the Massachusetts coast with his wife and two children.

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