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Vaddey Ratner


Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. Having endured four years under the brutal regime, she arrived in the United States in 1981 as a refugee not knowing English and eventually went on to graduate summa cum laude from Cornell University, where she specialized in Southeast Asian history and literature. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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Books by Vaddey Ratner

by Vaddey Ratner - Fiction

When a young woman begins an odyssey to Cambodia to discover the truth about her missing father, she uncovers long-buried secrets and confronts her own distant memories to discover that what has been lost can be forgiven and even, sometimes, restored.