Dogs at the Perimeter
One starless night Janie's childhood was swept away by the terrors of the Khmer Rouge. Exiled from Phnom Penh, Janie and her family were forced to live out in the open: cold, hungry and under constant surveillance. Caught up in a political storm which brought starvation to millions, tore families apart and changed the world forever, Janie lost everyone she loved. Now, three decades later, Janie's life in Montreal is unravelling.
Weaving together the threads of Janie's life, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl, and draws a remarkable map of the mind's battle with memory, loss and the horrors of war.
What people are saying - Write a review
Dogs at the PerimeterUser Review - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict
In another debut novel from a Man Booker Prize short-listed author now being published here, a Montreal woman who survived Cambodia's Killing Fields as a child remains so haunted by her experiences ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ameise1 - LibraryThing
Janie recalls her childhood while she is looking for a good friend. It is the childhood at the end of the war in Cambodia as families were torn apart as brainwashing took place as one could only ... Read full review