“How did Pol Pot the Khmer Rouge Leader, and evil Maoist Communist put his own people in the Prison Without Walls ?”
Cambodia is a country with beautiful temples and art, and steeped in the Buddhist religion. Despite this, the once-civilized society turned to violence and proceeded to destroy itself. People betrayed their parents, their children, and their friends. In the process, they extinguished everything that represented the truth and beauty of Cambodia. How does an individual withstand such experiences and resume life after having fought for a single grain of rice and witnessed unbelievable cruelties, such as mothers crushing their babies, young children willing to kill for a morsel of food, and the entire decimation of normal urban life?
This is the remarkable personal autobiography of a woman raised as the sheltered and privileged only child of a prominent Cambodian family. This story of how she adapted and survived in the harsh “killing fields” is unlike any other memoir of this era. It is a triumph of the human spirit.