The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone

The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone

Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-century Power

Book - 2007
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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2007.
ISBN: 9781559708616
Characteristics: xii, 498 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 23, 2010

Superbly written. Very informative, entertaining.
Glorious accounts on IITs

A big booster for India and Indians

Worth a read by anyone interested in ancient and modern India all packaged in about 400 pages.

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