The Rent Collector
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|Format: ||Paperback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white halftones|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2013|
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not really working. Just when things seem most bleak, Sang Ly learns a secret about the hated, ill-tempered woman, the "the rent collector"-she can read! Reluctantly she agrees to teach Sang Ly and does so with the same harshness she applied to her collection duties until they both learn how literacy has the power to instill hope and transcend circumstance.Based on a true story, set in the abject poverty of Cambodia against the backdrop of political oppression and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.
About the Author
Camron Wright is the author of the international bestseller Letters for Emily. It was a Reader's Choice award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. He holds a master's degree in writing and public relations. Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, in Utah. They are the parents of four children.
"A beautifully told story about the perseverance of the human spirit and the importance of standing up for what is right." -- Booklist "Booklist" "The Rent Collector is not only a wonderfully uplifting story, but a captivating portrayal of our values in action, compassion, integrity and respect." -- Richard Lorenc "The University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois" Compelling, insightful, and engaging. Wendy Ulrich, "New York Times" bestselling author --Wendy Ulrich" An amazing piece of literature, a must read for every book club! --Sean Covey, New York Times bestselling author" "Compelling, insightful, and engaging." -- Wendy Ulrich, "New York Times" bestselling author "An amazing piece of literature, a must read for every book club!" --Sean Covey, "New York Times" bestselling author --Sean Covey
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