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New in New dust jacket; Brand new creame hardcover with light green cloth spine with bright purple titles; clean pages; tight binding. 03073812010. A son's memoir of his Vietnamese father's experiences over three wars.; Large 8vo 9"-10" tall; 303 pages.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-03-17 In a narrative set between the years of 1940 and 1976, Pham (Catfish and Mandala) recounts the story of his once wealthy father, Thong Van Pham, who lived through the French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during WWII, and the Vietnam War. Alternating between his father's distant past and more recent events, the narrative take readers on a haunting trip through time and space. This technique lends a soothing, dreamlike quality to a story of upheaval, war, famine and the brutality his father underwent following a childhood of privilege ("And that strange year, the last of the good years, all things were granted. Heaven laid the seal of prosperity upon our land. We were blessed with the most bountiful harvest in memory"). For those not familiar with Vietnamese history, Pham does an admirable job of recounting the complex cast of characters and the political machinations of the various groups vying for power over the years. In the end, he also gracefully delivers a heartfelt family history. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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