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The Lotus and the Storm

A Novel
Cao, Lan, 1961- (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Lotus and the Storm
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"An epic tale of love, loyalty, and war from the acclaimed author of Monkey Bridge Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao's now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for "connecting . . . the opposite realities of Vietnam and America" (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war, illuminating events central to twentieth-century history through the lives of one Vietnamese American family. Minh is a former South Vietnamese commander of the airborne brigade who left his homeland with his daughter, Mai. During the war, their lives became entwined with those of two Americans: James, a soldier, and Cliff, a military adviser. Forty years later, Minh and his daughter Mai live in a close-knit Vietnamese immigrant community in suburban Virginia. As Mai discovers a series of devastating truths about what really happened to her family during those years, Minh reflects upon his life and the story of love and betrayal that has remained locked in his heart since the fall of Saigon"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Cao, Lan, 1961-
Title: The lotus and the storm
a novel
Statement of Responsibility: Lan Cao
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2014
Branch Call Number: FIC CAO
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "An epic tale of love, loyalty, and war from the acclaimed author of Monkey Bridge Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao's now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for "connecting . . . the opposite realities of Vietnam and America" (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war, illuminating events central to twentieth-century history through the lives of one Vietnamese American family. Minh is a former South Vietnamese commander of the airborne brigade who left his homeland with his daughter, Mai. During the war, their lives became entwined with those of two Americans: James, a soldier, and Cliff, a military adviser. Forty years later, Minh and his daughter Mai live in a close-knit Vietnamese immigrant community in suburban Virginia. As Mai discovers a series of devastating truths about what really happened to her family during those years, Minh reflects upon his life and the story of love and betrayal that has remained locked in his heart since the fall of Saigon"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Vietnamese Americans Fiction Family secrets Fiction Vietnamese diaspora Fiction Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Genre/Form: War stories
Love stories
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Vietnamese Americans
Family secrets
Vietnamese diaspora
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
ISBN: 9780670016921
0670016926
LCCN: 2013047861
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Sep 12, 2014
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written book. Sensuous, thrilling, heart wrenching Vietnamese family story that transcends countries and history, even though it's enveloped in both.

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