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The Rent Collector
by Camron Wright

Published: 2013-10-01
Paperback : 288 pages
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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 ...
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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 working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money--a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one womans journey to save her son and another womans chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia--perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia--everyone deserves a second chance.

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Speaking of her clock, Sang Ly says, “Sometimes broken things deserve to be repaired.” What things besides the clock needed to be repaired in this story?
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Chicken Satay, Pork with rice, or just get some Thai take out for an easy meal.

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  "The Rent Collector"by kathyhill733@gmail.com (see profile) 07/19/17

Our club read this book and on a scale of 1-5 it got a rating of 4.3 It was one of those books that you couldn't put down. Its amazing the obstacles some people can endure.

 
  "Great Story of Hope"by Kerrinhp (see profile) 07/01/17

Who would have thought that a poor woman living in a garbage dump in Cambodia could be so inspiring? This is a wonderful story of hope, the search for a better life, family, friends, and the power that... (read more)

 
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