First They Killed My Father : Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city market, fried crickets, chicken fights, and riling her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed in Phnom Penh in April 1975, the Ung family fled their home and moved from village to village in an effort to hide their identity, their education, and their former life of privilege. In order to survive, the family dispersed - Loung to a work camp where she was trained as a child soldier and her siblings to labour camps. As the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia, destroying the Khmer Rouge, Loung and her surviving siblings were slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother, the vision of the other, and sustained by her sister's gentle kindness and brutality, Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life.
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