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WILMINGTON TOWN CENTER NEWS

Seng Ty, a survivor of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, will explain how he, as a seven-year-old boy, lost his hom

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THE HERALD NEWS 

Seng Ty’s first book, “The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge,” is a blockbuster childhood memoir recounting how he…..

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RADIO BOSTON ON NPR 

Seng Ty is a popular guy among students at Stoklosa Middle School in Lowell, where he’s a guidance counselor. They have no problem saying so and go freely to him for advice about picking classes and transitioning in and out of middle school.

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THE BOSTON GLOBE 

OWELL — Seng Ty was a boy when the Khmer Rouge launched its reign of terror in Cambodia, and his family was packed into a boxcar with countless others and taken to a labor camp. For three days, passengers went without food or water in the stifling heat, ‘‘fighting for space and air.” “People are crying, people are dying,” Ty recalled. “We had no idea where we were going or how long it would take.”

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THE WASHINGTON TIMES (Third story from the top) 

A survivor of the mass killings carried out by the fanatical communist Khmer Rouge government in Cambodia that began 40 years ago this month…..

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THE NEW YORK TIMES 

Young survivors……

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THE PIRATE TREE  

In 1975, when Seng Ty was six years old, Khmer Rouge soldiers forced Cambodians living in the capital city, Phnon Penh, to abandon their homes and begin a march to the countryside, and, for many, to their deaths. Ty has written a memoir, The Years of Zero: Coming of Age under the Khmer Rouge.   I interviewed Ty…

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 

 With remarkable passion and courage, Ty, a survivor of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, recounts the pastoral days of his middle-class Cambodian childhood, under

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MILL CITY MISCHIEF: 

On Monday October 27th the author Seng Ty came to talk to our class about his memoir, “The Years of Zero—Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge.” Our class had just finished reading his eye-opening book so hearing him talk about his

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SHELF UNBOUND MAGAZINE 

The Years of Zero is being honored as one of five finalists in the Shelf Unbound Competition for Best Independently Published Book. See preview: http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/contest-winners.html

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EPIC BOOK QUEST 

“I remember the beauty and peace of Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge. Her people were generous and free-spirited. Her land was fertile, carpeted with rice fields, and her every monsoon a blessing… At night, the frogs croaked and crickets chirped. It was pure innocence in our big land.”

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Author Seng Ty experienced firsthand the terrors of the Khmer Rouge genocides — horrendous events that left Cambodia ravaged in the 1970s. Within weeks, he and his family went from living a peaceful life in the …

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METRO News UK

Seng Ty, 47, was seven years old when he was taken from his family home in the city of Phnom Penh and put to work in an agricultural labour camp on rice paddy fields. His father was murdered, his mother worked to death and seven of his ten brothers and sisters died of starvation. Tortured, beaten and starved, Ty ate frogs and insects to stay alive.

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Surviving the years of genocide – PHNOM PENH POST

The Years of Zero: Coming of Age under the Khmer Rouge is Seng’s story of how he survived unbearable tragedy and misfortune through a combination of luck and daring before eventually escaping Cambodia to lead a new life in the US.

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime tells his story.

In his debut memoir, Ty recounts his childhood in Cambodia. The youngest child in a middle-class doctor’s family, Ty was 7 when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. His family was among the thousands relocated to rural villages, where they were forced to renounce their Westernized habits and remake themselves as agricultural laborers, always under the threat of reprisals from their guards….

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DORCAS BOOKS
“I remember seeing young boys returning home on the backs of their water buffaloes and hearing the music of cowbells in the evening. Frogs croaked and crickets chirped. It was pure innocence on our big land…”
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PHNOM PENH POST
“Seng Ty was adopted from a Thai refugee camp by a US family in 1981 after they read his story in a Time magazine article. The 13-year-old – whose father was murdered and mother …”
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LOWELL SUN
LOWELL — The moon would rise above the muddy Cambodian rice paddies just when Seng Ty thought he had nothing left in his body to pull weeds out.
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