Author Shares His Journey From Cambodia to America in New Book

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A father shares his gripping past to his son in the poignant pages of My Father’s Tale

It doesn’t really matter if things may sometimes look grim, painful, and hopeless, because there will always be light at the end of the tunnel. And even how dark and tragic the events or experiences can be, there will always be others who will find it valuable and inspiring. Tommy OK may find his past unworthy of sharing, hurtful, and sorrowful, but because his children desire to hear his story, he delivers the account of his life with gusto. It is in his retelling of his past that he realizes that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure – that it may be useless to some but beneficial to others. In My Father’s Tale, author Savann Mey depicts a life of a man who struggled and survived the harshness of times – and lived to tell it to his son, Diamond.        

Accompany young Diamond as he listens to his father’s tale of how he struggled to survive in Cambodia – and how he found hope in the land of opportunities in America. Tommy recounts the events of his life – prior his life in America – and shares the obstacles and challenges he has to face and overcome. He tells of what he had been up against, his being lost in the jungle, going without food or water for days, trying to exile, and getting caught by the Khmer Rouge Rebels. Witness the unbearable punishment he has to undergo – from eating rats in complete darkness to digging his own continent; from being buried neck deep into the ground to a small cage fit for a monkey.

Follow him in some unpredictable adventures, as he and Chantho barely escape death; cheat their stomach with poverty; and get separated. See how Kimberly comes along to help him out of the killing field. Find out how Tommy finally arrives in America, the land of opportunity, where anyone, including him, can dream and turn that dream into reality. Author Savann Mey’s My Father’s Tale will truly rivet you as you feel the touching and engaging scenes and plots knitted in this story.

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My Father’s Tale * by Savann T. Mey
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 189 pages; 978-1-4363-9158-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 189 pages; 978-1-4363-9159-7

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