I am pleased to have ‘Unfinished Stories: From Genocide to Hope’ listed at Topping & Company, one of the UK’s leading independent bookstores. The book will be on sale at £30.
As noted in the blurb:
Between 1975 and 1979 the Khmer Rouge killed 1.7 – 2.2 million people in their attempt to create an agrarian society cleansed of the urban intelligentsia. What happened to the individuals that survived has largely been left unspoken. The true-life stories of those awful times, from Keo Sarath and Beng Simeth, have never been published before. They both dedicated their lives to education, for a more hopeful future for children.
Mick’s haunting photography of the aftermath of Genocide is combined with intensely personal quotes from these stories. This book starts with a short history of Cambodia, for readers not familiar with what happened. The book ends with a summary of the school programs led by Sarath and Simeth.
Foreword by Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
The book has been registered with a Cambodian ISBN at the National Library, as we are seeking distribution there.
I have separately registered a UK ISBN via the Nielsen company, with LeaderValues Ltd (our long-established trading entity) as UK distributor. It is on sale at £30, also on my website via PayPal.
It has been a long process, but in my mind this marks a significant next step / punctuation point in the entire project.
And it is just in time for the end of the MA.
As previously noted, there was a last minute problem with the print quality of the black and whites in the book, with some images having different colour casts. The printer re-did the entire run, and shipped two boxes via DHL just in time for installation day on December 4th. Whilst the black and white treatment is much more consistent, we all agree that they are too ‘warm’ and thus not perfect. Nevertheless we agreed to go on sale, as the overall quality of the book is excellent and the main subject is the stories. I think this decision has been vindicated by the sales, which as of December 14th stand at 36 with orders places for 15 more.