Books written by Vaddey Ratner


Music of the Ghosts

Touchstone | April 11, 2017 | 336 pages
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as “the Old Musician” and... More Info

In the Shadow of the Banyan

Simon & Schuster | June 4, 2013 | 352 pages
For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal... More Info

In the Shadow of the Banyan

Simon & Schuster | August 7, 2012 | 336 pages
You are about to read an extraordinary story. It will take you to the very depths of despair and show you unspeakable horrors. It will reveal a gorgeously rich culture struggling to survive through a furtive bow, a hidden ankle bracelet, fragments of remembered poetry. It will ensure that the world... More Info