A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP
A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP

Review |
Horrors of Khmer Rouge captured in powerful graphic novel that’s gripping but never gruesome

  • Year of the Rabbit is a moving account of one family’s experiences under the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
  • Written, drawn and narrated by a survivor, the graphic novel offers English-language readers an accessible entrée to the horrors of the Khmer Rouge

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A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP
A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as communist forces take over the capital in April, 1975. Tian Veasna’s moving graphic novel Year of the Rabbit is a powerful account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: AP
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