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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Stay Alive, My Son
  • Pin Yathay
  • English
  • 08 October 2017
  • 0801486998

10 thoughts on “Stay Alive, My Son

  1. says:

    One of the darkest chapters of modern history was the Cambodian Genocide, but this book captures in detail the resilience and courage of one little boy caught up in it Definitely an amazing story.


  2. says:

    Pin Yathay was a government engineer when Pol Pot s regime took over Cambodia He describes being marched with all the other residents of Phnom Penh, the capital city, to the fields to labor This is his true story, told with simplicity and a sort of beauty I bought this book in Cambodia, and it helped explain what we saw during visits to The Killing Fields and S 21, the Khmer Rouge s torture center Although it s educational, it also just leaves you numb inside, wondering about our species, an Pin Yathay was a government engineer when Pol Pot s regime took over Cambodia He describes being marched with all the other residents of Phnom Penh, the capital city, to the fields to labor This is his true story, told with simpl...


  3. says:

    Read this book in 2012, and I left my hard copy in Tokyo somewhere along the street as a gift to stranger..The horror from the regime was inhuman and the worst nightmare..


  4. says:

    This is a hard to find book My mom borrowed it from a woman who bought it on her trip to Cambodia This is one of the best books I ve read from an adults point of view what happened during the takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot The Khmer Rouge subjected Cambodia to a radical social reform process that was aimed at creating a purely agrarian based This is a hard to find book My mom borrowed it from a woman who bought it on her trip to Cambodia This is one of the best books I ve read from an adults point of view what happened during the takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot The Khmer Rouge subjected Cambodia to a radical social reform process that was aimed at creating a purely agrarian based Communist society The city dwellers New People were deported to the countryside, where they were combined with the local population Ancients and subjected to forced labor About 1.5 million Cambodians are estimated to...


  5. says:

    Located this book in Siem Reap and purchased it rather reluctantly because my bag was already groaning with books and we were still two weeks away from home However, I was pleased with my purchase as it offers a unique perspective on the deprivations of the Cambodia s Khmer Rouge regime in 1975 79, told ex university professor Yathay survived by concealing his identity and by miraculously adapting to the brutal conditions and starvation of enforced collectivisation and peasantry There is a he Located this book in Siem Reap and purchased it rather reluctantly because my bag was already groaning with books and we were still two weeks away from home However, I was pleased with my purchase as it offers a unique perspective on the deprivations ...


  6. says:

    Portrays the days and months just after the Khmer Rouge took over, with the capital evacuated and people burning suddenly worthless money More importantly, a very personal, very honest account of how psychologically heartless survivors become during extreme duress It seems to be that victims in such situations spend so much time ignoring or manipulating each other, that it s often not necessary for the dictators to e...


  7. says:

    What an incredible book, i took so much away from it A narrative that read like an adventure film, a heartbreaking true account of the plight of the people of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, an insight into how quickly what you have can be lost, how quickly a politically vulnerable country can be taken over by so little ammunition and so much stealth and obfuscation What surprised me was how currency was de valued within three days of the people being driven from their homes, and how survival What an incredible book, i took so much away from it A narrative that read like an adventure film, a heartbreaking true account of the plight of the people of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, an insight ...


  8. says:

    Wishing I d read this book before a four day whirlwind stop in Cambodia We have no idea of the horrors that happened to innocents during the time of the Khmer Rouge and the killing fields Little by little the author lost every family member and all he owned By luck and ingenuity he managed to escape the horrors which will fill his heart, mind and soul for the rest of his days When does the world learn This is happening again now in another part of the world and we know it, yet can t stop Wishing I d read this book before a four day w...


  9. says:

    I read it in Filipino, translated by Ruth Elynia S Mabanglo The descriptions were very graphic and real I am very sorry for having no knowledge of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia much because of Sihanouk s involvement with the Vietnam war, until now What happened was very horrible and I gri...


  10. says:

    Harrowing and revealing account of living through the Khymer Rouge era in Cambodia The book is essential reading for people spending time in Cambodia wanting to fill the gaps of historical overviews and broad statistics with a human story representative of the suffering a...


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Stay Alive, My Son On April 17, 1975, The Khmer Rouge Entered Phnom Penh To Open A New And Appalling Chapter In The Story Of The Twentieth Century On That Day, Pin Yathay Was A Qualified Engineer In The Ministry Of Public Works Successful And Highly Educated, He Had Been Critical Of The Corrupt Lon Nol Regime And Hoped That The Khmer Rouge Would Be The Patriotic Saviors Of Cambodia.In Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay Provides An Unforgettable Testament Of The Horror That Ensued And A Gripping Account Of Personal Courage, Sacrifice And Survival Documenting The 27 Months From The Arrival Of The Khmer Rouge In Phnom Penh To His Escape Into Thailand, Pin Yathay Is A Powerful And Haunting Memoir Of Cambodia S Killing Fields.With Seventeen Members Of His Family, Pin Yathay Were Evacuated By The Khmer Rouge From Phnom Penh, Taking With Them Whatever They Might Need For The Three Days Before They Would Be Allowed To Return To Their Home Instead, They Were Moved On From Camp To Camp, Their Possessions Confiscated Or Abandoned As Days Became Weeks And Weeks Became Months, They Became The New People, Displaced Urban Dwellers Compelled To Live And Work As Peasants, Their Days Were Filled With Forced Manual Labor And Their Survival Dependent On Ever Meager Communal Rations The Body Count Mounted, First As Malnutrition Bred Rampant Disease And Then As The Khmer Rouge Singled Out The Dissidents For Sudden Death In The Darkness.Eventually, Pin Yathay S Family Was Reduced To Just Himself, His Wife, And Their One Remaining Son, Nawath Wracked With Pain And Disease, Robbed Of All They Had Owned, Living On The Very Edge Of Dying, They Faced A Future Of Escalating Horror With Nawath Too Ill To Travel, Pin Yathay And His Wife, Any, Had To Make The Heart Breaking Decision Whether To Leave Him To The Care Of A Cambodian Hospital In Order To Make A Desperate Break For Freedom Stay Alive, My Son, He Tells Nawath Before Embarking On A Nightmarish Escape To The Thai Border.First Published In 1987, The Cornell Edition Of Stay Alive, My Son Includes An Updated Preface And Epilogue By Pin Yathay And A New Foreword By David Chandler, A World Renowned Historian Of Cambodia, Who Attests To The Continuing Value And Urgency Of Pin Yathay S Message.


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