A teenage girl from a neighboring village of Ro Leap who is forced by her parents, as well as Ma and Pa, to marry Khouy. Laine’s parents arrange the marriage in an effort to prevent their daughter from being abducted and raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers. After the ceremony, Laine is sent to a labor camp with Khouy. When Vietnamese soldiers topple the Khmer Rouge, Laine runs away in search of her own family and the Ungs do not see her again.
Laine Character Timeline in First They Killed My Father
The timeline below shows where the character Laine appears in First They Killed My Father. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: Ro Labor Camps, January 1976
Chapter 18: The Last Gathering, May 1978