A 14-year-old Cambodian boy secretly leaves home in search of a better life in Thailand, but is sold to a broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he is faced with the brutal cost of freedom.
“Rathjen makes a powerful statement with this gripping debut.” Paul Byrnes, SMH
1 in 10 commercial fisherman in SE Asia are slave labourers. The seafood they catch ends up in our supermarkets, restaurants, fish farms and in our pet food