In the Shadow of the Banyan (Large Print / Hardcover)

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August 2012 Indie Next List


“Ratner's remarkable debut novel transforms her childhood experiences living through the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia into the finest of literary fiction. The story is narrated by the precocious Raami, whose privileged life is shattered when soldiers ravage Phnom Penh and send her aristocratic family to work camps in the countryside. The powerful writing sweeps you along like the broad Mekong River through the years of heartbreaking loss, hard labor, and starvation, and yet somehow, like Raami, you emerge from the book sobered, but with spirit unbroken. A powerful testament to the tenacity of love and family in the face of unspeakable inhumanity.”
— Caitlin Caufiled, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410452313
ISBN-10: 141045231X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2012
Pages: 571
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Reviewers' Choice