The Road of Lost Innocence (Paperback)
A riveting and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hopeby a woman named to Time magazines list of the 100 most influential people in the world
Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfa...
From the Hardcover edition.
Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and witnessed horrors that would haunt her for the rest of her lifeuntil, in her early twenties, she managed to escape. Unable to forget the girls she left behind, Mam became a tenacious and brave leader in the fight against human trafficking, rescuing sex workerssome as young as five and sixoffering them shelter, rehabilitation, healing, and love and leading them into new life.
Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence is a memoir that will leave you awestruck by the courage and strength of this extraordinary woman and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.
|Genre||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|Publisher Date||2009-07-28 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Spiegel & Grau|
|Unit weight||0.4 lb|
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