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In this stunning novel based loosely on the life of the author's grandfather, an embroiderer in the court of the last king of Vietnam in the early 1900s, Kien Nguyen reimagines his grandfather's amazing story to weave a tapestry of his own. Dan Nguyen is seven years old when he marries a woman twenty years his senior. More mother than wife, Ven takes care of Dan until the day he leaves his childhood forever - when he witnesses his father's brutal beheading at the hands of the power-hungry mayor. In order to protect Dan ...

The Tapestries 2003, Back Bay Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316735605

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The Tapestries 2003, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349116587

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The Tapestries 2002, Little Brown and Company

ISBN-13: 9780316284417

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