In the Shadow of the Banyan

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
322
Dimensions
5.61 X 0.88 X 8.36 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451657715
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About the Author

Vaddey Ratner is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Her critically acclaimed bestselling debut novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan, was a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and has been translated into seventeen languages. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, where she specialized in Southeast Asian history and literature. Her most recent novel is Music of the Ghosts.

Reviews

"Lyrical . . . It's Raami's mother who will stay in your heart . . . Somehow she retains the will to survive and the strength to help others, fiercely telling her daughter, 'Remember who you are.'"
"How is it that so much of this bleak novel is full of beauty, even joy? . . . What is remarkable, and honorable, here is the absence of anger, and the capacity--seemingly infinite--for empathy."
"The horrors committed by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, as experienced by one extremely resilient girl. A brutal novel, lyrically told."
"Unputdownable."
"Lyrical . . . a love story to her homeland and an unflinching account of innocents caught in the crossfire of fanaticism."
"A tale of perseverance, hope and the drive toward life."
"Humanity . . . shines through in her storytelling."
"For all the atrocities witnessed and hardships experienced, Ratner's story is filled to an even larger extent with opportunism and beauty. Ratner's gift is her exquisite descriptions of the careful details of daily life . . . Ratner describes her desire to memorialize the loved ones she lost with an enduring work of art. She has done just that; hers is a beautiful tale with considerable poetry and restraint. "In the Shadow of the Banyan "is an important novel, written by a survivor with unexpected grace and eloquence."
"The powerful story of how even the most brutal regime lacked the power of a father's love for his daughter."
"Gorgeous . . . Ratner bears witness to the unyielding human spirit."