Chanrithy Him, born in 1965, lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she works for the Khmer Adolescent Project, studying post-traumatic stress disorder among Cambodians.
"A gut-wrenching story, told with honesty, restraint, and dignity." -- Ha Jin, author of Waiting
"Intelligent and morally aware...[Him] tells us what it was like to struggle to survive while others played out utopian dreams." -- New York Times
"An inspiring story that draws hope from horror." -- Seattle Times
"There are few books that give a refugee's point of view as clearly and passionately as Him's." -- Time Out
"Astonishing and heartbreaking...Written in spare, visual prose that makes the world it describes tangible." -- Katherine A. Powers - Boston Globe
"A touching and illuminating human account and should not be missed by anyone around the world." -- Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places