The Rent Collector

Camron Steve Wright, 2012

This novel, set in Cambodia, follows the life of Sang Ly and her family, as she struggles to survive by picking through garbage in the town’s municipal dump.  Under threat of eviction by an embittered drunk who collects rent from the poor, she embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing young son from a life of ignorance and poverty.  It is a  story of perseverance and the power of  literacy.

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