The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing

A Novel

Book - 2020
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The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trà̂n family, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616208189
Characteristics: 342 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm


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Mar 12, 2020

"I realize that blood that is shed can't make blood flow again in other people's veins." This powerful quote comes from a man named Minh who grew up in North Vietnam, was a victim of the Land Reform in the 50's, immigrated to South Vietnam, and was conscripted to fight for the South in the late 60's. He was the oldest of six children and his niece Huong is one of our narrators along with the family matriarch, Minh's mother Tran Dieu Lan. Experience the turmoil in Vietnam in the 50's and the 70's with these brave women and their family. See the effects of Agent Orange and the forging of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Heartbreaking and thought-provoking. If you loved Pachinko, this book is for you.

Feb 29, 2020

NY Times says generations of
Vietnamese family grapple with war and woman tells her childhood history to granddaughter (celebrated Vietnamese poet)

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