The Rent Collector

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money—a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia—perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia—everyone deserves a second chance.

Though the book is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real people who lived at the Stung Meanchey dump in Cambodia.

The Rent Collector was named Book of the Year Gold Winner by Foreword Magazine, Best Novel of the Year at the Whitney Awards, and was a nominee for the prestigious International DUBLIN Literary Award. In addition to North America, The Rent Collector has also been published in Turkey, Norway, and Spain.

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