9781846685484

Ru

Thy, Kim

ISBN 10: 1846685486 / 1-84668-548-6
ISBN 13: 9781846685484
Publisher: Clerkenwell
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover
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Ru: In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, money. Kim Thuy's Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream. As an adult, the waters become rough again: now a mother of two, she must learn to shape her love around the younger boy's autism. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy.

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Book Description: Clerkenwell Press 24 May 2012, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Review\n"'This is an exemplary autobiographical novel. Never is there the slightest hint of narcissism or self pity. The major events in the fall of Vietnam are painted in delicate strokes, through the daily existence of a woman who has to reinvent herself elsewhere. A tragic journey described in a keen, sensitive and perfectly understated voice.' (Governor General's Literary Award jury citation)" Book Description\nA book of rare beauty: Ru is a lullaby of Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland - and now a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime scheduled for June 2012. Bookseller Inventory # cde02eac211da460f7f70fda98d52ebd

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