Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Struggling for survival

A novel by Camron Wright called The Rent Collector was inspired by a documentary film by the author's son, and tells the story of a young mother, Sang Ly, struggling to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump at Stung Meanchey. Though the book is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real people living at the dump and filmed in the documentary, River of Victory. The book, 300 pages and released at the end of last year, has just won a literary award and you can find out more about the book and the film here.

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Blogger TripFiction Team said...

We were really pleased to see this book highlighted on your blog. Such an interesting and evocative read!

May 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM  

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