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The Rent Collector

An inspiring story based on life in a Cambodian landfill demonstrates how great literature can free our minds.

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Inspired by the real-life stories of people living in Stung Meanchey, Cambodia’s largest municipal waste dump, The Rent Collector is a story of hope and redemption, centered around the love and importance of reading. Join author Camron Wright and host Karen Zelnick as they talk about how the history of Cambodia and the love of reading intersect, why this story felt important to tell, and find hope in the pages of The Rent Collector and the story behind it.
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<club-landing-h3>The Story<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron shares an overview of The Rent Collector’s story with the host, Karen.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Characters<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron discusses his inspiration for different characters in The Rent Collector and the real-life people who inspired them.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Environment<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron describes how Ki Lim and Sang Ly can survive in Cambodia’s largest municipal waste dump.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Behind The Scenes<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron talks about a section of the novel based on actual events and illustrates a clash of cultures.
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<club-landing-h3>The Bigger Picture<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron discusses the theme of hope, how his characters achieve transcendence by helping each other, and the impact of literature.
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<club-landing-h3>The Wrap Up<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Camron explains what he hopes readers will take away from The Rent Collector.<club-landing-paragraph>

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