Publisher description for Crossing three wildernesses : a memoir / by U Sam Oeur ; with Ken McCullough.

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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Asian American Writing. Oeur is a Cambodian educated in France and an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He returned to Cambodia in 1968, married and became a captain in Lon Nol's army, served in the National Assembly and was part of the Cambodian delegation to the United Nations. Driven out of Phnom Phen with millions of the city's residents, Oeur, along with his wife and son, miraculously survived the killing fields. A personal account of survival, an astute political analysis and a beautiful illustration of the Cambodian culture. Written with Ken McCullough. Oeur is the author of the bilingual colelction of peoms Sacred Vows. He lives in Texas, where he continues to translate the poems of Walt Whitman into Khmer.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
U Sam Oeur, -- 1936-
Cambodia -- History -- 1975-1979.
Cambodia -- History -- 1979-
Cambodia -- Officials and employees -- Biography.