Grass Roof, Tin Roof: A Novel by Dao Strom

Grass Roof, Tin Roof: A Novel

byDao Strom

Kobo ebook | January 7, 2003

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In this stunning novel about a Vietnamese family resettling in the isolation of California gold country, Dao Strom investigates the myth of westward progress and the consequences of cultural displacement.

Told from multiple perspectives and interwoven with the intimate reflections of a middle child, Grass Roof, Tin Roof begins with the story of Tran, a Vietnamese writer facing government persecution, who flees her homeland during the exodus of 1975 and brings her two children to the West. Here she marries a Danish American man who has survived a different war. He promises understanding and guidance, but the psychic consequences of his past soon hinder his relationships with the family. The children, for whom the war is now a distant shadow, struggle to understand the world around them on their own terms.

In delicate, innovative prose, Strom's characters experience the collision of cultures and the spiritual aftermath of war on the most visceral level. Grass Roof, Tin Roof is a beautiful work of profundity and empathy, powerful emotion and rare insight.
Title:Grass Roof, Tin Roof: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 7, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547972830

ISBN - 13:9780547972831

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