The Rent Collector
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, 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.
“A beautifully told story about the perseverance of the human spirit.” — Booklist
“An amazing piece of literature, a must read for every book club!” — Sean Covey, New York Times bestselling author
“A rich and rewarding tale of hope!” — Jenny Lyons, The King’s English Bookshop
“. . . Compelling, insightful, and engaging.” — Wendy Ulrich, New York Times bestselling author
“Stunning! A passionately poignant work.” — A. Todd Smith, Emmy-winning director
- 2012 Book of the Year Gold Winner — Foreword Magazine
- 2012 Best Novel of the Year — Whitney Awards
- 2012 Honorable Mention — Great Southwest Book Festival
- 2013 One Read Selection — California Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Outstanding Women Educators
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By Wendy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is written very well. The Rent Collector taught me about the truth of humanity.
I am thankful I can read.
By Veda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved Sang Ly and her attempt to make a better life for her family and those around her even in the most humble conditions. Great job Camron Wright!
By Edna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
that book was an eye opener. other cultures are so different than what we are used to reading about. I recommend anyone to read and enjoy this book.