By John Burgess
A poignant glimpse into the everyday life of 12th Century Cambodia. need to know who have been the folks who equipped the temples, grew the rice and served within the palace protect? learn a lady of Angkor.
– sunrise Rooney, writer of Angkor – Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples
A very good and compelling tale that vividly inspires the distinction, violence, and sweetness of the vanished Khmer empire, as advised during the testimony of 1 awesome lady. this can be a actual page-turner of a story during which Burgess brings us into the damaging global of palace intrigues and into the lives of Angkor’s usual people.
– Michael D. Coe, writer of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
A girl of Angkor is a robust paintings of mind's eye that takes the reader to a far flung time and position and makes the tale vividly actual. during the voice of his heroine, Sray, John Burgess conjures a narrative of a Khmer family members whose lives are interwoven with the construction of the mystical, mysterious temple of Angkor Wat. this is often historic fiction with a distinction – a couple of humans whose historical past has been obscured and deserted just like the brilliant shrine that for thus many centuries lay hidden within the jungle.
– David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington submit and writer of Bloodmoney
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