Dogs at the Perimeter - Pages 203 – 253 Summary & Analysis

Madeleine Thien
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James continued to be a prisoner. He was forced to help tend to the sick and wounded soldiers. He imagined a figure whom he called Kwan. The figure was an amalgamation of people dear to him, such as Sorya and Hiroji. Chorn visits Phnom Penh and then returns. He claims that everything is very organized and that the government is creating an extensive archive documenting all citizens. Chorn says that Sorya had a child and named him Dararith after her brother who was killed during the civil war. The government likely killed Sorya, and, perhaps, the son as well. James felt devastated. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, he adopted the name Kwan and became a smuggler for a living. James traveled to the prison where Chorn was tortured and killed. There, among the files, James found a letter written by Sorya. The...

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