Disappeared,The

Disappeared The Anne Greves is a motherless Canadian girl and her lover Serey a gentle Cambodian rebel and exiled musician One day he leaves their Montreal flat to seek out his family in the aftermath of Pol Pot s
  • Title: Disappeared,The
  • Author: Kim Echlin
  • ISBN: 9780143170457
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Disappeared,The
    Anne Greves is a motherless Canadian girl and her lover, Serey, a gentle Cambodian rebel and exiled musician One day he leaves their Montreal flat to seek out his family in the aftermath of Pol Pot s savage revolution After a decade without word, Anne abandons everything to search for him in Phnom Penh, a city traumatized by the Khmer Rouge slaughter Against all odds, tAnne Greves is a motherless Canadian girl and her lover, Serey, a gentle Cambodian rebel and exiled musician One day he leaves their Montreal flat to seek out his family in the aftermath of Pol Pot s savage revolution After a decade without word, Anne abandons everything to search for him in Phnom Penh, a city traumatized by the Khmer Rouge slaughter Against all odds, the lovers are reunited, and in a country where tranquil rice paddies harbour the bones of the massacred, these two self exiled lovers struggle to recreate themselves in a world that rejects their hopes But when Serey disappears again, Anne discovers that the journey she must embark upon may reveal a story she cannot bear.Haunting, vivid, elegiac, The Disappeared is an unforgettable consideration of language, justice, and memory, at once a battle cry and a piercing lament, for truth, for love.
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  • Kim Echlin

    Kim Echlin was born in Burlington, Ontario After completing a doctoral thesis on Ojibway story telling, she travelled in search of stories through the Marshall Islands, China, France, and Zimbabwe On her return to Canada she became an arts documentary producer with CBC s The Journal, and a writer for various publications Her first novel, Elephant Winter, won the TORGI Talking Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the 1997 Chapters Books in Canada First Novel Award Her latest novel is The Disappeared She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and children.

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  • This is a treasure of a book almost no one on my friends list here at has read it And I know, I know I throw four and five stars around like candy on Hallowe en BUT this 2009 Giller nominee is stunning It almost ripped my heart out A Montrealer 16 y.o Anne Greves falls in love with a Cambodian refugee, Serey This is her love letter to him, spanning than 30 years.Our disappeared were everywhere, irresistible, in waking, in sleeping, a reason for violence, a reason for forgiveness, destroying the [...]


  • Canadian girl falls in love with Cambodian boy Boy must return home when borders reopen Girl devastated A decade later, she takes herself across the world to search for him in Cambodia Girl finds Boy Genocide everywhere Tragedy, Trauma, Death, Loss, Grief, Violence, Injustice have changed him, though, irrevocably Girl Boy have a child Child is stillborn Boy is unable to stop himself from seeking revenge for the invaders who have taken away his entire family, town, and life Serey fails to remembe [...]




  • This was an absolutely amazing book Aside from the first 18 pages, I read it in a day It was beautifully written in an almost entrancing style and I could not pull myself away from its pages It captured the passion and emotion of a once in lifetime, love of your life kind of love with a raw and beautiful intensity, in stark contrast to the atrocities of Cambodian life under the Khmer Rouge This is the kind of book which you continue to feel even after you have put it down Truly inspired.



  • The Disappeared disappoints A review by Ben AntaoThe reason I chose to buy and read The Disappeared, the 2009 Giller short listed novel, is that I expected the author Kim Echlin, 54, would supply a few insights into the Cambodian war of the 70s and 80s Instead, the story turns out to be a search for a Montreal woman s lover, a Cambodian student with whom she falls in love at the age of 16 After Serey returns to Cambodia in the 80s to find his family, Anne Greve travels to Phnom Penh to find her [...]


  • This was amazing Beautifully written, the novel follows a Canadian named Anne as she travels to Cambodia to find her lost lover after the genocide in Cambodia While very hard hitting, and as so many others have said, haunting, I could not put this book down I grew very attached to Anne as she retold the story of her and her lover, Serey I highly recommend this novel, it was an engaging love story, that also brought to light the horrendous slaughter of millions of people in Cambodia under the dic [...]


  • Our disappeared were everywhere, irresistible, in waking, in sleeping, a reason for violence, a reason for forgiveness, destroying the peace we tried to possess, creeping between us as we dreamed, leaving us haunted by the knowledge that history is not redeemed by either peace or war but only fingered to shreds and left to our children.The Disappeared is my very favourite type of book it introduced me to a new time and place I learned something using language that I found to be spare and beautif [...]


  • A bit disappointingought it would be an interesting lens to look at the awful Khemer Rouge period in Cambodia but it ended up being about the self indulgent quest of a Canadian women to find her lover What was most disturbing to me was that the main character did not seem to connect her plight with that of the hundreds of thousands in Cambodia who had lost loved onesr did the character remain connected interested in the country and the plight of its people once she was finished with her adventu [...]


  • Not your normal love story this one has bite A love affair begun in Montreal between a native and an exiled Cambodian The time extends through Pol Pot genocide attrocities to the democratic experiement after the killing fields This book throws one from horror upon horror to blinding beauty of Lotus blossoms and much envied relationships in all their human diversity The book is a prize winner Read it all of you courageous lovers of the many faces of human life.


  • This was a beautiful story of the power of love, the grief and indecency of loss, and the strength and potency of the human spirit to keep going amid dangerous and perilous conditions.Anne Greves is a sixteen year old living in Montreal, Canada when she meets Serey, a Cambodian who is 5 years older than she is and a musician Immediately they begin a passionate, sexual relationship One day Serey decides to return to Cambodia to find his family whom he hasn t heard from in over a year A daring dec [...]


  • Ako uspijemo da pre ivimo, moramo da govorimo ili e nam se du e pretvoriti u kamen Nisam mogla prestati itati, morala sam zavr iti ovu pri u jer da nisam bilo bi te e sutra je nastaviti Ova knjiga puna osje anja napisana je bez suvi nih rije i.Radnja ovog romana odvija se za vrijeme genocida u Kambod i 1975 1979 u kome su stradala dva miliona ljudi, tokom vijetnamske okupacije esnaestogodi nja Kana anka se zaljubljuje u studenta iz Kambod e U revolucionarnom previranju vlasti zatvaraju granice n [...]


  • This love story spans decades but rather than being a story of the love between a man and a woman it is a tale of a woman s love for her man and his for his family and his country The country in question is Cambodia and a great deal of the story takes place during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and the atrocities known as The Killing Fields.The story begins when Anne Greves, a 16 year old Canadian schoolgirl who has recently lost her mother, falls in love with Serey, a 21 year old Cambodian man s [...]


  • I feel like if I keep handing out five star ratings like candy, people will stop taking me seriously, but geez, I have read some incredible books lately Add Kim Echlin s The Disappeared to that list and get ready for another sobbing rave review This book is absolutely beautiful The writing style is so unique and lyrical and not to be repetitive breathtakingly beautiful The chapters are short and concise, sometimes only consisting of one punch packing sentence While the story flowed and continued [...]


  • I read this book a few years ago and it is still on my mind Kim Echlin writes with haunting prose that draws you deep into the emotional and physical pain of Anne and Serey Echlin takes the pair across the world when Serey realizes he needs to find his family, and Anne realizes she can t be without Serey any longer Anne and Serey might be the most compelling tale of love that I ve ever read I fell in love with them as they fell in love, and was heartbroken by their separation when Serey returned [...]


  • I don t usually read these Canadian literary blockbusters, but something about this book attracted me perhaps its brevity and the brevity of most of its chapters And a couple years ago, when I checked myself into one of the hotel rooms at the Banff Centre for the Arts, my time there happened to coincide with a translation conference One of the authors there was Kim Echlin, along with the English to Chinese translator of her novel The Disappeared I checked out a panel on translation I crashed a t [...]


  • Cambodia 1979 1993 had been tormented by the Khmer Rouge, the Vietnamese, the Government, Corruption atrocities of war omnipresent This was the setting not only for a love story, but for the feelings that people have for their loved ones that keep disappear You almost feel that this could be a true story not a fiction Why do some people live a comfortable life and others live one that is horror filled What part of ourselves do we shave off so we can keep on eating while others starve If women, c [...]


  • Moving away from the place you love to live and where you were born is never easy, but imagine coming all the way from Cambodia to Canada These places have many differences, but for the characters in this book, they form a relationship in the province of Quebec, finding solace in each other despite the circumstances The Disappeared is an excellent novel about what it is to be Canadian Being Canadian isn t about where you re born or how much you know about Canada itself Being Canadian is about be [...]


  • Ugh 78 chapters of second person narrative The subject matter is endlessly fascinating to me, and the section of the book the largest set in Cambodia had me feeling like I was back in Phnom Penh with the sun on my shoulders BUT this was a chore to read It s a shame really, as I think it could have been a very powerful story For me, the style gave it a passive, almost dreamy, feel that left me not caring one little bit about the 2 main characters Two words that sound quite similar are enjoyed and [...]


  • What I learned from this book is that our North American life is so easy, peaceful, and full of rights But there are countries, like Cambodia, which are so devasted by war that there is no such thing as wrong or right like Sokha s choice to join the soldiers and that survival is fickle.This book is amazing Short enough to read in an afternoon, but so powerful it will stay with you Unique POV, in that it is is first person, past tense, with another character as the audience eg I did this, then yo [...]


  • I was gripped by this haunting story and could not put it down The prose is evocative and lyrical, drawing the reader into the love of a Canadian woman for a Cambodian man who slips in and out of her life It is a tragic love, one of inevitable loss and, though this was foreshadowed early on, still it was shocking and unbelievable, as is all death, and it actually brought tears to my eyes I liked the short chapters, some like poems in themselves, and the absence of quotation marks A beautiful rea [...]


  • This book deeply unsettled me I realized reading it that I knew so little about the situation in Cambodia This heartbreaking story made me cry not only is the narrative wrenching, but the language is simply gorgeous Evocative yet brutal Finding a lover s skull losing a baby and burying her the deaths of innocents All of it is affecting me still So much so that I ve begun digging into the history of Cambodia and its traumas Highly recommended novel, but know going in that it s not a pick me up an [...]


  • I hope this book gets press as it was an exquisite read I know it won t appeal to everyone, but I absolutely loved it It s a very intimate story, told in first person Most of it reads like poetry and is shared between the narrator and her lover, during their initial meeting in Montreal and then their reunion in Cambodia The story deals with devastating aspects of the Cambodian genocide and political problems The writing is sensual and rich, and the story is both poetic and sad.


  • I spent New Year s Eve last year in Phnom Penh This photo is proof that I partied at the Heart of Darkness nightclub until some very wee hours I m the slightly sozzled dude third from the left.Anyone who has been to Cambodia knows that it is a beautiful country, filled with beautiful people It s easy to get lost in the dazzling entertainment precincts, the amazing temples, the beach resorts But at the same time, it s not possible to forget that this is a country which has only barely survived th [...]


  • Il fiume delle cento candele del titolo italiano richiama una scena molto forte ed evocativa all inizio del libro, ma il vero titolo the disappeared ed in effetti sono gli scomparsi i veri protagonisti del racconto, ossia cosa resta ai vivi, cosa resta di essi in rapporto a coloro che sono letteralmente scomparsi, coloro che non nemmeno possibile andare a piangere su un luogo di sepoltura, l assenza delle loro ossa che lascia spazio solo a spiriti sconosciuti, a un tormento continuo per i soprav [...]



  • Really good fiction allows the reader to explore worlds they may will never visit and periods of history that are hard to imagine By creating well drawn characters and situations I find I am often immersed in those experiences The story of Cambodia following the American evacuation from Saigon in 1975 is traumatic and the horrors of the Khmer rouge unimaginable so this book which is at heart a love story allowed me to understand to a degree the devastation caused by civil war to a sophisticated [...]


  • This book was on the short but not so sweet side I had no idea what to expect when I first started reading other than I thought it would be a stereotypical love story that would allow me to easily read between the lines However, I was wrong and I m okay with that The book itself is extremely moving and it stays with you I ve been done reading it for about two weeks and I still think of some of its passages and situations on a regular basis While reading the novel, I thought about how easy life i [...]


  • The sparse prose of this book really killed it for me I was looking forward to reading something moving interesting, especially considering the heavy heinous topic Echlin is trying to bring to light, but I barely had any empathy for the main character As a reader, this ruins the reading experience While I understand the intent behind so called sparse prose from writers, I usually find I can t connect to this style I know a lot of it is read between the lines and it s supposed to be poetic, blah, [...]


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