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Ru

by Kim Thúy

Libre Expression | October 5, 2009 | Trade Paperback | French

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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: October 5, 2009

Publisher: Libre Expression

Language: French

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 2764804636

ISBN - 13: 9782764804636

Found in: Biography and Memoir
Kim Thúy’s Ru is nothing short of exquisite – a beautiful and lyrically written book that quietly takes your breath away. Born at the moment of the Tet offensive into South Vietnam, a girl begins her life in “the shadow of skies shot through with rockets and missiles”. At the time of her birth her mother still dreamed that her new daughter might be a scientist, a politician, or a musician, but those dreams were quickly and terrifyingly quashed. Thúy takes us gently along on her unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded, muddy refugee camp and finally to a new life in Quebec. We follow the girl’s story as she adapts to a foreign land, feels the embrace of a new community and revels in the chance to be part of the American dream. As an adult, she builds her family anew, never forgetting all that has passed, her reservoir of adaptiveness called upon again as she learns to shape her love around her younger son’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. Winner of the Governor General’s Award, Ru is at once a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland.

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Ru

Ru

by Kim Thúy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: October 5, 2009

Publisher: Libre Expression

Language: French

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 2764804636

ISBN - 13: 9782764804636

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