The Rent Collector Giveaway
THE RENT COLLECTOR GIVEAWAY
This fictional story, based on actual accounts, follows a Cambodian family that lives at — and makes their living from — Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. As her husband scavenges the dump for things to sell, Sang Ly tries to find a way to heal her ailing son. When she discovers that the bad-tempered rent collector can read, Sang Ly begs the woman to teach her. The unlikely relationship is the beginning of a life-changing quest. It is a story of hope, determination, and the strength of family. It is one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia — perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia — everyone deserves a second chance.
*NOTE: This book is an ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy)/Uncorrected Proof and not a retail version for sale.
The Rent Collector on sale September 2012