In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

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You are about to read an extraordinary story, a PEN Hemingway Award finalist “rich with history, mythology, folklore, language and emotion.” It will take you to the very depths of despair and show you unspeakable horrors. It will reveal a gorgeously rich culture struggling to survive through a furtive bow, a hidden ankle bracelet, fragments of remembered poetry. It will ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime in… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The vividness of Ratner’s writing and the richness of her story, presented through unashamedly Cambodian eyes, mark this novel as an extraordinary literary achievement.

A deeply personal work that celebrates the endurance of the human spirit and the possibility of rebirth.

To read In the Shadow of the Banyan is to be left with a profound sense of being witness to a tragedy of history.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 4.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012

"The 100 books on this year's fiction list encompass a range of categories. Debuts, story collections, thrillers, mysteries, translations, science...


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