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Vaddey Ratner, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, is author of the New York Times bestseller In the Shadow of the Banyan. Her critically acclaimed debut novel was a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist, and has been translated into seventeen languages. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, where she specialized in Southeast Asian history and literature.

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In the Shadow of the Banyan

4.04 avg rating — 15,852 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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"When the Khmer Rouge took control of Cambodia in 1975, Ratner was only a child. She fictionalizes her story of survival in her debut novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan." ...More

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Francisco Thank you - I am so looking forward to reading your novel.


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