A Novel by Guy Singer
This is the story of the residents in a decaying slum in Phnom Penh. It is a gritty dark story, full of the true struggles they face – hopelessness, unemployment, poverty. It is the story of the relationship between the honest, hard working members of the society and some of the seedier of the Building’s inhabitants – gangsters, drug users, child abusers, pimps and prostitutes.
This is a story based on the truth. Because, as they say, the truth can often be stranger and more brutal than any fiction. Above all, this is the story of hard people with beautiful, warm hearts. They are ready to accept anyone who accepts them.
This is the story of the community inside the Building, working together to defend their precious tenement from evil and the ultimate threat. When will the developer come and tear it down.
This book was inspired by Jospehine Reynolds, without whose help the story would never have been born.