Now available for the first time in North America, Huongs first novel is a brilliantly spun tale of a young woman who marries her professor because she so admires his idealism. When he sells out everything he believes in order to support her, her love goes. Only when they are both beyond illusions can they try again for a real relationship. Deeply lyrical and wholly believable, this early novel is illuminated by the haunting language and unflinching honesty that have led critics to hail Huong.
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Duong Thu Huong was born in 1947 in Vietnam. At the age of twenty, she led a Communist Youth Brigade to the front during the Vietnam War, and was one of three survivors. A vocal advocate of human rights and democratic political reform, she was expelled from the Communist Party in 1989 and was imprisoned without trial for her political beliefs. Her work is currently banned by the Vietnamese authorities and she is not allowed to travel abroad. She lives and writes in Hanoi.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Vietnamese
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Book Description Hyperion Books, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. First Edition / First Printing. Brand new and unread first edition! Very fresh and crisp! Gift Quality! 247 new and unread pages! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! "Originally published in Vietnam in 1987, Beyond Illustions established the author as one of the major voices of her generation, selling more than 100,000 copies, an astonishing figure given the then impoverished state of the country. Now available for the first time in translation, this daring debut novel is sure to confirm Hunong's international reputation as both the most lyrical and the most lucid analyst of her country. This arresting work opens with a woman named Linh staring at her sleeping husband, Nguyen, with a mixture of bewilderment and disgust. She strains to remember how she, as a young student, once linked her destiny to his. A scruffy yet romantic professor of literature, Nguyen had captivated Linh with his youthful optimism and lofty moral values. During their first years together, the couple struggled to make ends meet in the penury and deprivation of powtwar Vietnam. But when Nguyen left academia to become a journalist, he confronted the harsh reality of the Party and the crushing weight of its bureaucracy." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020506
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