Author: Que Mai, Nguyen Phan
Published on 1 July 2021 by Oneworld Publications in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 352 pages
129 x 196 x 29 | 312g
Â THE BESTSELLING STORY OF TWO GENERATIONS OF WOMEN WHOSE LIVES ARE CHANGED FOREVER BY THE VIET NAM WAR'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 SympathizerÂ Ha Noi, 1972.Â HÆ°Æ¡ng and her grandmother, Tráº§n Diá»‡u Lan, cling to one another in their improvised shelter as American bombs fall around them. ForÂ Tráº§n Diá»‡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.Â Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions ofÂ Viá»‡t Nam, celebrated Vietnamese poetÂ Nguyá»…nâ€™s richly lyrical debut weaves between the lives of a grandmother and granddaughter to paint a unique picture of a country pushed to breaking point, and a family who refuse to give up.
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