With only half a canteen of water and one baby bottle, a family of eight fought for their lives in the killing fields and land mines of Cambodia.
Surrounded by unimaginable adverse forces, one strong woman would ultimately lead her entire family to survive. Beautiful Hero is an autobiographical narrative told from a daughter’s perspective. The story centers around Meiyeng, the eponymous Beautiful Hero, and her innate ability to sustain everyone in her family.
The book highlights the most basic impulses of man: Good versus evil, individual vs. group, democracy vs. tyranny, and life vs. death, according to a book review published on goodreads.com.
Meiyeng’s acumen in solving problems under extreme circumstances is thought-provoking and awe-inspiring. She shepherded her entire family through starvation, diseases, slavery and massacres in war-torn Cambodia to forge a new life in America.
It is the ultimate story of love, sacrifice, survival, and redemption — and lives pushed to the limits. It reaffirms the good in humanity by showing how one family lived and survived with grace and dignity.