Description - The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
'An epic account of Viet Nam's painful 20th-century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling... Moving and riveting.' Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer
A New York Times Editor's Choice
AN INTIMATE, STIRRING PORTRAIT OF A COUNTRY AT WAR AND A FAMILY'S BATTLE TO SURVIVE
Set against the backdrop of the Vi?t Nam War, The Mountains Sing is the enveloping, multi-generational tale of the Tr?n family, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing.
Ha N?i, 1972. Huong and her grandmother, Tr?n Di?u Lan, cling to one another in their improvised shelter as American bombs fall around them. Her father and mother have already left to fight in a war that is tearing not just her country but her family apart. For Tr?n Di?u Lan, forced to flee the family farm with her six children decades earlier as the Communist government rose to power in the North, this experience is horribly familiar. Seen through the eyes of these two unforgettable women, The Mountains Sing captures their defiance and determination, hope and unexpected joy.
Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Vi?t Nam, celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguy?n's richly lyrical debut weaves between the lives of grandmother and granddaughter to paint a unique picture of the country's turbulent twentieth-century history. This is the story of a people pushed to breaking point, and a family who refuse to give in.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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