The First 22nd Years follows the enduring struggles of a boy who was born during the chaos of war in the Jungle of Cambodia where his adolescent older sister was taken from the comforting arms of their mother and force labored under the Khmer Rouge regime. After escaping from danger, he and his family hide away for many months only to be captured and placed in various refugee encampments for several years before getting liberated. During his youth, he experiences sex very early and goes through an unfortunate series of hard struggles during his tour of duty as a Combat Corpsman with the Navy. From the first page until the end, readers will be made aware of his sincere experiences — from his birth, the years he and his family endured under the scrutiny of terror and anguish of war, his experiences as he and his family migrated to the United States, to his first day in America. Readers will witness through his eyes the experiences as he matured into adulthood where he faced various trials and challenges along the way during his youth to the very last day of his Naval Career.
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About the Author
Dara O. Sok was born beneath the watchful eyes of his ancestors and his immediate family in the warring jungle of Cambodia. Raised and cursed with hardships during the first several years of his young life under the atrocity of the Khmer Rouge and various Refugee Encampments, his adventures and experiences have made him a believer of hard work and dedication to one’s craft. Dara has adjusted well to his new found freedom and has served his tour of duty as a Combat Corpsman for the United States Navy. He currently resides under the sunny skies of Southern California.
The First 22nd Years * by Dara O. Sok
Publication Date: May 21, 2008
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