Publish date: 2012-01-17
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
This is an exquisite fictionalized memoir of a Vietnamese refugee who settled in Canada as a child. It's written almost like a prayer of remembrance and thanksgiving. It drifts through time and space, alighting on events and places that shaped a woman who is a part of two worlds, and thus can never ...
BABTblurb - '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 watersKim Thuy was one of the refugees who fl...
Wow. Beautiful.An elegiac and lyrical autobiographical novel of a family that fled Vietnam in the 1970s. They arrived in Canada, via Malaysian refugee camps, and eventually settled in Quebec. The story is prefaced with an explanation. "In French, 'ru' means a small stream and, figuratively, a flow,...
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