Publication Date: March 20, 2011
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Chiko isn t a fighter by nature. He's a book-smart Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. When Chiko is forced into the army by trickery, he must find the courage to survive the mental and physical punishment meted out by the training facility's menacing captain.
Tu Reh can t forget the image of the Burmese soldiers burning his home and the bamboo fields of his oppressed Karenni people, one of the many ethnic minorities in Burma. Now living in a Karenni refugee camp on the Thai border, Tu Reh is consumed by anger and the need for revenge. He can t wait to join his father and the Karenni resistance in the effort to protect their people.
Chiko and Tu Reh's stories come to a violent intersection as each boy is sent on his first mission into the jungle. Extreme circumstances and unlikely friendships force each boy to confront what it means to be a man of his people.
Set against the political and military backdrop of modern-day Burma, "Bamboo People" explores the power of courage and compassion to overcome violence and prejudice.
Jonathan Davis has narrated numerous audiobooks, receiving widespread critical acclaim for his performances in a variety of genres including an Audie Award nomination. His work includes "Snow Crash," "The Stranger" and "The Shadow of the Wind."