The Mountains Sing

by Nguyen, Que Mai Phan (Author)

ISBN: 9781616208189

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An epic account of Vi?t Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting. -VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tr?n family, set against the backdrop of the Vi?t Nam War. Tr?n Di?u Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Ha Noi, her young granddaughter, H??ng, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Vi?t Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguy?n Phan Qu? Mai's first novel in English. Scribner - Coming Soon

Month*: 3

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Algonquin Books, March 2020

Product Dimensions: 9 L × 6 W × 0 H

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