Ru

Ru

eBook - 2012
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A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Th#65533;y's Governor General's Literary Award-winning Ru is a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland.

Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, money. Kim Th#65533;y'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 sons, 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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: London : Profile Books Ltd, 2012
ISBN: 9780307359728
9781847658029
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 28, 2015

A beautiful novel, rich in sights and smells and offering up little stories of human suffering and triumph, of family sacrifices and newly discovered roots. Easy to get through in one sitting, which is good, b/c you'll want to.

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