The vortex of evil is inching closer to the western province. Sarin Meas has been warned and has a small window of opportunity to escape it. Tragically, fear of the unknown, of moving to a foreign land, deters him from leaving a familiar place. When young men, garb in black pajamas, newsboy’s hats, rubber sandals, and checkered scarves, march and tote their rifles into his Gem City, inconceivable behaviors and actions start to happen. The end results would be catastrophic.
How will Sarin and his family survive communist ideologies that are being practiced by hate-filled, uneducated human beings?
"This book provides a glimpse into those conflict-ridden years of Cambodian history, which may not be as well known to the rest of the world as some other world events. Sambath writes not only a family memoir, but also details about individual relationships including relationships between her parents, cousins, uncles, etc. and how each of them responded to the crisis in their own way. The writing is candid, real, and gritty. The book even reads like a long lost diary or an old family memoir, which I found very interesting, and I learnt quite a few new facts about Cambodian history in general, including its strong Buddhist undercurrent. This is a well written book that I would recommend!"--Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
"The Immortal Seeds is the incredible story of a family's escape from communism in Southeast Asia to freedom in America. The story is told from the point of view of the author's parents, Sarin and Strey Touch Meas, peasants who worked nonstop to provide for their family. The author was a young girl in the story. While many of the narrator's relatives didn't survive the regime of Pol Pot, Sambath Meas' parents were devoted to surviving and providing for their family in the midst of war. Out of necessity, the couple lived apart from time to time." --Roger Prosise for Windy City Reviews