Lan Cao Monkey Bridge

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Mai Nguyen, a young Vietnamese woman, comes of age in America after leaving Saigon in 1975, while her mother has difficulty adjusting to life in their new country, in a novel filled with Vietnamese lore.

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A TOUCHING, INSIGHTFUL STORY ABOUT A MOTHER-DAUGHTER IN A RI
THE FIRST NOVEL BY A VIETNAMESE AMERICAN ABOUT THE WAR EXPERIENCE AND ABOUT ADAPTING TO THE NEW AMERICAN REALITIES

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Book Description Penguin Books, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Hailed by critics and writers as powerful, important fiction, Monkey Bridge charts the unmapped territory of the Vietnamese American experience in the aftermath of war. Like navigating a monkey bridge'a bridge, built of spindly bamboo, used by peasants for centuries'the narrative traverses perilously between worlds past and present, East and West, in telling two interlocking stories: one, the Vietnamese version of the classic immigrant experience in America, told by a young girl; and the second, a dark tale of betrayal, political intrigue, family secrets, and revenge'her mother's tale. The haunting and beautiful terrain of Monkey Bridge is the "luminous motion," as it is called in Vietnamese myth and legend, between generations, encompassing Vietnamese lore, history, and dreams of the past as well as of the future. "With incredible lightness, balance and elegance," writes Isabel Allende, "ALan Cao crosses? over an abyss of pain, loss, separation and exile, connecting on one level the opposite realities of Vietnam and North America, and on a deeper level the realities of the material world and the world of the spirits." Quality Paperback Book Club Selection and New Voices Award nominee A Philadelphia Inquirer Best of the Rest of Summer 1997 pick A Kiriyama Pacific Rim Award Book Prize nominee. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140263616

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Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Open market ed. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the first time in fiction, the unmapped territory of the Vietnamese immigrant experience is examined in this tale of a young girl s coming-of-age in the United States in the aftermath of war. Mai Nguyen s journey begins when she leaves Vietnam in February 1975, just before the withdrawal of American troops from Saigon. She enters the world of Falls Church, Virginia, a Little Saigon community that encompasses refugees and veterans, reinvented lives and entrepreneurial schemes, secrets and lies about a war-torn and conflicted past, and Mai s dreams for a newly minted American future. But the secrets, and what is both hidden and revealed in diaries found buried in her mother s dresser drawer, pull Mai inexorably back to Vietnam. Within these diaries, Mai retraces not only her own earliest experiences, but also her mother s and grandmother s histories - and the story that began to unfold a generation past in the rice fields of the Mekong Delta. Past and present, east and west, Vietnamese myth and American-style reality intertwine and, ultimately, the legacy of long-simmering hatreds and what occurred late one afternoon in a burial ground near the banks of the Mekong River is revealed. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140263619

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