The rice fields is a journey of a young Franco-Khmer that dreams he could write a book about Cambodia. He left Paris, separated from his girlfriend and moved to live in Phnom Penh.
To some degree, the story tells the facts of Cambodia society that just recovered from the war.
It is an adaptation from Ka Touch but I developed the story into much more fun.
It is easy to tell everyone that you are going to write a book. But when you started to write, there’s nothing much you could write about.
Some writers call it as “writer’s block”.
I managed to create 2 more characters Sam and Sim that characterize the typical Cambodian people who are shy and don’t want to talk about love.
You might not be aware that some women in the countryside get married at a very young age and didn’t know what to do at the wedding day. She pushed her husband out of the bed every night.
When I write the original version in Khmer, I wanted to tell a story in a dramatical way. In the final version of The Rice Fields, there are a lot of things to discover and enjoy.
I self-published the book on Amazon in 2016. It continues to sell a few copies per month. If you’re interested to read it, you can purchase it via the link below: