Across a Bridge of Fire: An American Teen's Odyssey from the Burn Ward to the Edge of the Cambodian Killing Fields

Across a Bridge of Fire: An American Teen's Odyssey from the Burn Ward to the Edge of the Cambodian Killing Fields

by Scott Allen
Across a Bridge of Fire: An American Teen's Odyssey from the Burn Ward to the Edge of the Cambodian Killing Fields

Across a Bridge of Fire: An American Teen's Odyssey from the Burn Ward to the Edge of the Cambodian Killing Fields

by Scott Allen

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Overview

"Across a Bridge of Fire takes us into the most difficult circumstances and still finds a way forward, all the while questioning what it means to be human." -Pamela Yates, Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning documentary film director and human rights activist

Across a Bridge of Fire is the stunning story of the author's catastrophic childhood injury, teenage restlessness, and ultimate journey to helping the refugees and displaced survivors of the Cambodian genocide in the wake of the Vietnam War.

At the age of ten, Scott Allen suffered a life-changing burn that landed him in the hospital for months-and changed his life forever. His time spent among the critically injured nurtured within him a deep unease and well of compassion-that shook him from his suburban teenage home and landed him in the heart of the Cambodian refugee crisis of the early 1980s.

His detailed and emotional recounting of the survival stories of the refugees, deep relationships formed with the residents of the camps, and his fellow relief workers would leave an indelible mark on his life and shape a life dedicated to service.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781963296259
Publisher: Stillwater River Publications
Publication date: 03/08/2024
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 513,579
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
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