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The Rent Collector | [Camron Wright]

The Rent Collector

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money - a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past.
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Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money - a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of 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.

©2012 Camron Wright (P)2013 Shadow Mountain

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    What did you love best about The Rent Collector?

    The characters were well-developed. When I finished reading the book, I felt like I would miss my old friends.


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    I like that the characters had interesting backgrounds. In the end, there was an understanding of why they had become who they were. It offered interesting insight into the complications of the human condition.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scene when the two main characters said their good-byes in the dump.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Rent Collector and why?

    Sopiap for sure. She was a difficult and complicated woman. As her story unfolded, she became very lovable.


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    I highly recommend this book. The woman who narrated was excellent. Her various voices were distinct in unique. Her narration pulled me into the story.

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    What does Diane Dabczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator perfectly brings out the characters' voices and tones and gives such humanness to the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    I really enjoyed this book. The narrative was perfect with the characters in the story. Just like the book talks about, this is a great literacy book. There are truly stories all around us. So glad my friend recommended this book!

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