Stay Alive, My Son

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Gripping and powerful, Stay Alive, My Son is an unforgettable testament of cruelty, courage, sacrifice and survival as a young Cambodian must decide whether or not to abandon his sole surviving child in order to escape the sadistic purges of the Khmer Rouge. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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The author, a Cambodian refugee recounts how he escaped from the Khmer Rouge."

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"This memoir describes in harrowing detail life in the early years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. . . Written in the hope that his missing son might see the book and be reunited with his father, Pin's memoir is a direct, honest account of his two years on the prison farm."-MultiCultural Review, June 2001

"In 1975, the Republic of Cambodia was torn asunder by the 'liberating' forces of Pol Pot. Pin Yathay, an engineer employed by the Ministry of Public Works, was a witness to the tragedy. . . . His entire family and unnumbered friends were annihilated. . . . A heart-rending account of the disintegration of an entire social system, caused by the paranoid policies of Khmer Rouge cadres." Christian Science Monitor"

"During the Kampuchean revolutionary madness . . . all the urban population was driven out to work in the country, creating new peasant communities which operated on strict, dogmatic Maoist lines. . . . Pin Yathay's story is told with no attempt at self-aggrandizement. . . . For he has to live with the shame of having deserted his own child in order to facilitate his escape, of losing his wife in the jungle through ineptitude: it is a revelation of prehistoric strength within the human conscience which is far beyond our imaginings." Times Literary Supplement"

"This memoir describes in harrowing detail life in the early years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. . . Written in the hope that his missing son might see the book and be reunited with his father, Pin's memoir is a direct, honest account of his two years on the prison farm." MultiCultural Review"

"This memoir describes in harrowing detail life in the early years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. . . Written in the hope that his missing son might see the book and be reunited with his father, Pin's memoir is a direct, honest account of his two years on the prison farm." MultiCultural Review"

"In 1975, the Republic of Cambodia was torn asunder by the 'liberating' forces of Pol Pot. Pin Yathay, an engineer employed by the Ministry of Public Works, was a witness to the tragedy. . . . His entire family and unnumbered friends were annihilated. . . . A heart-rending account of the disintegration of an entire social system, caused by the paranoid policies of Khmer Rouge cadres."--Christian Science Monitor



"During the Kampuchean revolutionary madness . . . all the urban population was driven out to work in the country, creating new peasant communities which operated on strict, dogmatic Maoist lines. . . . Pin Yathay's story is told with no attempt at self-aggrandizement. . . . For he has to live with the shame of having deserted his own child in order to facilitate his escape, of losing his wife in the jungle through ineptitude: it is a revelation of prehistoric strength within the human conscience which is far beyond our imaginings."--Times Literary Supplement



"This memoir describes in harrowing detail life in the early years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. . . Written in the hope that his missing son might see the book and be reunited with his father, Pin's memoir is a direct, honest account of his two years on the prison farm."--MultiCultural Review

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