Laotian Author Writes About a Homeless Good Samaritan Who Sleeps in a Coffin

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George Samaritan is a homeless guy who sleeps in a coffin in a big city. He seeks to help others whether or not they want his help. It's a funny and unforgettable story of a life on the streets.

Vith Homsombath was born in Laos. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1980. He lives in Bartow, Florida. The Good Samaritan is his first book. It's being published by PublishAmerica, which is based in Frederick, MD. It's set to be released on June 12th, 2004, but is available for purchase at a discount at or by writing to PublishAmerica, P.O. Box 151, Frederick, MD. 21705, or by phone (301) 695-1707 or fax (301) 631-9073. The Good Samaritan is also available at online book stores or can be ordered in any book store using its ISBN # 1-4137-1026-3. To learn more about the book and its author, please visit

This fictional story is about George Samaritan who was born as George Ford to upper-middle class parents in a wealthy suburb. When he was seven, his parents died in a fatal car collision with a drunk driver. He was moved through various foster homes where he endured sexual and physical abuse, until he ran away at age 12. He wandered into a dark alley, in a big city, and found a coffin that provided shelter for him for nine years. This is where the story picks up. George became inspired to work full-time as a Good Samaritan after he read a news article about a man who couldn’t swim but jumped into an icy river to save a drowning child. The man died but the child grew up to devote his life to public services. George also wanted to honor his parents’ memory by helping others.

His struggles to survive on the streets are presented in great details, especially when he faced a life or death situation during a frigid winter. There’s also a reference to the September 11th, 2001 tragedy in New York City from the perspective of a homeless person. George even falls in love with a beautiful attorney who then breaks his heart because she must choose between him and her family and friends.

George tries to help people whether or not they want his help. As a result, he gets himself into some funny situations. Readers will experience humor, adventure, suspense, mystery, and romance depending on what George gets himself into.

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