Running Toward the Guns

A Memoir of Escape from Cambodia

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About the Book

Running Toward the Guns is an autobiographical story and an accounting of Chanty Jong’s personal inner self-healing journey that lead to a successfully unexpected discovery. Jong survived the Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime of 1975–1979, witnessing the horrors of the killing fields, torture, starvation and much more. His vivid narrative recounts the suffering under the Khmer Rouge, his perseverance to survive physically and emotionally and his perilous escape to America. His memoir relives the traumatic memories of his experiences and traces his arduous personal transformation toward a life of inner peace through intensive meditation.

About the Author(s)

Civil war erupted in Cambodia when Chanty Jong was eight years old. Having lived through the terror of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, she ultimately escaped to Thailand and later to the United States.

Bibliographic Details

Chanty Jong with Lee Ann Van Houten-Sauter
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8253-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4113-3
Imprint: McFarland