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Riassunto: * Shortlisted for the Asher Literary Award in 2011 *
* Shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in 2012 *
What happens to a Vietnamese family when a change of government turns their whole world upside down? How would you feel if your money lost its value overnight? If a group of soldiers moved into your house? If your books were thrown on a bonfire in your yard? If your children were taught to chant slogans at school instead of learning language, and dug holes instead of studying science?
Tales from a Mountain City is a blend of history and memoir told by a young Vietnamese girl growing up during the last years of the war and the communist regime. This is a poignant account of the innocence of a child, the innocence of a people, shattered again and again by the cruel tides of power and dogma, clinging tenaciously to their traditions, their home provinces, their hometowns, until the sheer pervasiveness of a communist value system drives them to suicide or exile.
Indirectly, this story raises many questions on nationalism and qualities of power, freedom and independence, human rights and human nature.
My name Quynh Dao (pronounced 'Quinn Dow') and the names of historic and public figures are real.
The names of members of my family, other individuals and some of their identification details have been changed for their safety and privacy.
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Descrizione libro Odyssey books, Canberra, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. the book is second-hand, there is no damage to describe. The book is a blend of history and memoir told by a young Vietnamese girl growing up during the last years of the war and the Communist regime. A poignant account of the innocence of a child, the innocence of a people, shattered again and again by the cruel tides of power and dogma, clinging tenaciously to their traditions, their home provinces, their home towns, until the sheer pervasiveness of a Communist value system drives them to suicide or exile. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Vietnam; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 098069096X. ISBN/EAN: 9780980690965. Inventory No: 0243737. Codice libro della libreria 0243737
Descrizione libro Odyssey Books, A.C.T, Australia, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Looks Un-Opened / Is As New. Codice libro della libreria 006504
Descrizione libro Odyssey Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 286 pages. 9.30x6.20x1.10 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 4-098069096X