Candid photos of the incredible Vaddey Ratner, author of IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN, at the PEN/Faulkner Gala.
If you haven’t, read IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN, a New York Times bestseller, you really must. In the words of the editor, “You are about to read an extraordinary story. It will take you to the very depths of despairand show you unspeakable horrors. “
"It will reveal a gorgeously rich culture struggling to survive through a furtive bow, a hidden ankle bracelet, fragments of remembered poetry. It will ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, when an estimated two million people lost their lives. It will give you hope, and it will confirm the power of storytelling to lift us up and help us not only survive but transcend suffering, cruelty, and loss. ”