Cambodian witness: an autobiography of Someth May

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Random House, Jan 1, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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The Khmer Rouge, who took over Cambodia in 1975, killed off all educated people, establishing a system in which city life was abandoned, money abolished, and death a daily event. This book is an eye-witness account of one family's experience in that process. It begins with Someth May's childhood in the comparatively peaceful Sihanouk era--a world of Buddhist monks, magicians and corrupt politicians. Someth May's family numbered fourteen when it left the fallen city of Phnom Penh. Only four of those survived the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

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James Fenton has been a foreign correspondent & a theater critic & has written about the history of gardens. His most recent book of poems, "Out of Danger", was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1994.

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