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The Resource Ru, Kim Thúy

Ru, Kim Thúy

Label
Ru
Title
Ru
Statement of responsibility
Kim Thúy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
A book of rare beauty: Ru is a lullaby of Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland. Ru: In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, and 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 waters. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream. As an adult, the waters become rough again: now a mother of two, she must learn to shape her love around the younger boy's autism. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy
Cataloging source
OUN
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
Label
Ru, Kim Thúy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Clerkenwell Press, 2009
  • "As heard on BBC Radio 4, Book at Bedtime--cover
Control code
sky248769296
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781846685484
System control number
(OCoLC)797005880
Label
Ru, Kim Thúy
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Clerkenwell Press, 2009
  • "As heard on BBC Radio 4, Book at Bedtime--cover
Control code
sky248769296
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781846685484
System control number
(OCoLC)797005880

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