A Simple Seller
Full Book synopsis/summary:
A Simple Seller of Noodles unveils the gripping story of SamSan, an illegitimate child of a Vietnamese peasant who rose from near infanticide to become a guide for the Royal family’s tourist service, and best friends to the nephew of Prince Sihanouk, as well a highly sought after interpreter for the Cambodian military. It also records his fall from favor and ensuing imprisonment; his dramatic, but unintentional, rescue by the Khmer Rouge, only to be caught up in Pol Pot’s “death march”; his family fracture and sadistic serfdom under Khmer rouge rule; and his almost impossible journey to freedom in Thailand, and later in the United States.
An almost unbelievable but true story, A Simple Seller of Noodles also contains murder, war heroism, drug smuggling, a love triangle, a lost child, and multiple near-death experiences. How SamSan and his fellow refugees came to live in Winder, Georgia, is an intriguing story within itself.
Over a period of twenty-five years, C. B. Skelton collected first-hand accounts from SamSan and compiled them into the amazing true story. SamSan’s frantic search for his lost son and his recognition of God’s hand in his many escapes from death will forever change the way you view the world and those around you.