Since Mr. Wright works for a local publication company, he often gets to bring home books for us to read before they are released.
I always enjoy a new book and the latest novel he brought home is called The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.
Awesome last name.
Here is the book synopsis:
The Rent Collector is the story of a young mother, Sang Ly, struggling to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia’s largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty. It’s a tale of discovery and redemption in which she learns that literature, like hope, is found in the most unexpected places. Though the book is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real people living at Stung Meanchey.
What did I think of the book?
It was absolutely incredible.
Like, life changing amazingness.
This book left me pondering for weeks about my priorities and lifestyle.
But in a good way, you know?
It left me appreciating my time, talents, and many many blessings.
I honestly think this book is going to be a New York Times bestseller, and I highly encourage you to read it.
It is available for purchase in stores starting tomorrow, August 7th. You can also buy it online through Amazon HERE.
If you read it, please come back and share. I would love to know what you thought, and if you felt that it moved you as much as it touched me.