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When Broken Glass Floats

Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

by Chanrithy Him

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7453825M
ISBN 100393322106
ISBN 109780393322101

  WHEN BROKEN GLASS FLOATS GROWING UP UNDER THE KHMER ROUGE by Chanrithy Him ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ap A worthy and compelling debut by Him, a survivor of the brutal regime of the Khmer : Chanrithy Him.   This item: When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under The Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him Paperback CDN$ Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Red Azalea by Anchee Min Paperback CDN$ Only 2 left in stock (more on the way)/5().

Those who experienced my upbeat and descriptive writing style in When Broken Glass Floats will be happy to find the same unique elements of creativity, imagination, and expository storytelling in my uplifting novel Rise of the Golden Aura. Rise of the Golden Aura is a cross-culture, vampire-romance fantasy for young adults and adults alike.   "A gut-wrenching story, told with honesty, restraint, and dignity, When Broken Glass Floats is one of those books that open our minds to a world of unimaginable brutality and horror. This book, packed with authentic details, testifies to the gratuitousness of human suffering inflicted by a violent revolution. Page by page it brings history to /5(2).

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him. 7 Total Resources View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Grade; ; Genre; Biography; Nonfiction; Cultural Area; Asian / Pacific American; South Asian.   When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him, April , W. W. Norton & Company edition, in EnglishCited by:


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out of 5 stars When Broken Glass Floats. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on Septem Verified Purchase. This book is well written but difficult to read because of the true struggles of the Cambodian people illustrated in the telling of Pol Pot's murderous cruel by: When Broken Glass Floats🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒 By Chanrithy Him This memoir begins before the rise of the Khymer Regime, when the US government and China government both played significant roles in the Khymer regime, before the beginning of the genocide/5.

Chea answers only with a proverb: When good and evil are thrown together into the river of life, first the klok or squash (representing good) will sink, and the armbaeg or broken glass (representing evil) will float/5().

Chanrithy Him’s memoir, When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, was first published in This study guide refers to the Kindle edition.

In the text Him details her experiences as a young child in Cambodia. Author Chanrithy Him | Submitted by: Jane Kivik. Free download or read online When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Chanrithy Him. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5(4K).

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When Broken Glass Floats available for download and read online in pdf, epub, mobi. When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge is an absolutely heart wrenching coming-of-age tale detailing the author's experience being forcibly removed from her home and transported to rural labor camps under the Khmer Rouge during the 's.

Chanrithy Him was originally from a family of 12, yet only 5 of the Him children end up surviving the horrors experienced. Among the summaries and analysis available for When Broken Glass Floats, there are 1 Short Summary and 5 Book Reviews.

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The title of her book is a Cambodian proverb; “when broken glass floats” is a time when evil triumphs over good. Him takes her read- ers from beginning to end of her experience growing up in Cam. Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child.", When Broken Glass Floats, Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, Chanrithy Him, The central proverb is the book’s title, which comes from a Cambodian saying about “what happens when good and evil are thrown together in the river of life” (19).

In this saying, good is represented by a type of squash, klok, and evil by armbaeg, broken glass. Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child."In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of /5(25).

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge. Chanrithy Him, Author W. Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN Tweet. Buy this book. Amazon. Barnes & Noble.

In the Cambodian proverb, "when broken glass floats" is the time when evil triumphs over good. I wrote my memoir, When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, as a monument to those who perished and suffered alongside of me during our years of enslavement and horror.

In a country of 7 million, nearly two million of us died. The Ending "We are leaving behind Cambodia, ground under the wheel of the Khmer Rouge, and flying to America.

There, we will face other challenges, other risks, in a new place in which we will have to redefine ourselves, a kind of reincarnation for us all" (). Book Summary Thy. : When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge () by Him, Chanrithy and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at /5(K).

Chea answers only with a proverb: When good and evil are thrown together into the river of life, first the klok or squash (representing good) will sink, and the armbaeg or. She is an international speaker, Human Rights activist and author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning memoir, "When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge" (Norton).

In she received a personal thank-you letter from Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright for "giving voice to those who have none."/5(). Book Overview In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists.

Death becomes a companion in the camps, along with by:. A Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. (According to a Cambodian proverb, "broken glass floats" when the world is unbalanced.) Armed with a nearly photographic memory, Him forcefully expresses the utter horror of life under the revolutionary regime.

Evacuated from Phnom Penh and and shunted from villages to labor camps, her /5(60). LibraryThing Review User Review - - LibraryThing.

When Broken Glass Floats🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒 By Chanrithy Him This memoir begins before the rise of the Khymer Regime, when the US government and China government both played significant roles in the Khymer /5(11).

When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(4K).