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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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by lfoster34 (see profile) 09/07/16

 
by ksandler (see profile) 06/04/16

 
by kjahn (see profile) 05/13/16

 
  "THE RENT COLLECTOR"by SALLEE (see profile) 05/13/16

I WAS NOT AT ALL FAMILIAR WITH LIFE IN CAMBODIA OR DUMP PICKERS. FOLLOWING THELIFE OF THE CHARACTERS AS THEIR SITUATIONS WAS RIVETING!

 
  "rent collector"by karol (see profile) 05/04/16

We are so lucky to live in American and to have what we have.

 
by Mickey54 (see profile) 03/21/16

 
  "What a difficult life"by ssskjw (see profile) 03/09/16

Sometimes stories are difficult to read because you don't want to believe that people actually live this way. This was a good story bringing in the hard to believe conditions in Cambodia.

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