A multigenerational saga of violence and resurrection that plays out among several Cambodian-American families…Katya Cengel movingly documents how trauma plays out across multiple generations, showing how the unresolved conflicts of the elders lead to catastrophic addiction and mental illness among the young. Cengel captures the full scale of this tragedy and writes with such compassion that anybody who picks up this book cannot fail to be moved.

Helen Thorpe, author of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

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Signed copies are available by request at Carmichael’sBook Passage Copperfield’s, and Pegasus Books.


Tuscon, Arizona
Western Writers of America
2019 Convention, panelist, 10:30-11:30 am
June 22, 2019

Stanford, California
The Pegasus Physician Writers
Stanford Bookstore
June 27, 2019

San Luis Obispo, California
Central Coast Writers Conference
September 26 - 28, 2019

Whittier, California 
Whittier College
Meet the Author and Bookfaire
March 21, 2020

Background photo courtesy of David Ros