Glenn is a retired college teacher from Madison, Wisconsin. He met Sophat at a temple In Phnom Penh many years ago. After hearing Sophat's compelling story, a collaboration was founded which resulted in this story finally being told.
Sophat lived this unbeleveable story of survivial. He lives in Phnom Penh and attends graduate school at the University of Cambodia. He also serves as executive director of an organizatoin called Men's Health Social Service.
The Gold Buddhas is a historical novel based on Cambodia’s ancient history. You will be transported to dangerous jungles and age-old temples. You are on a treasure hunt looking for a gold Buddha weighing more than four tons of solid gold. Join the hunt, but be aware others are looking -- they are more than capable of murder or torture. Solve the riddles, the reward will be great.
Survival is the game - death must be avoided. How to avoid the genocide? Even more problematic, how does a five year old boy escape starvation, execution, and fatal illness? How can a young boy maintain family ties when Pol Pot is cutting families apart by assignment to different, far removed camps?
This is the story. It is a true story and is utterly amazing. In the survivor's own words.