Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is an exemplary autobiographical novel. Never is there the slightest hint of narcissism or self-pity. The major events in the fall of Vietnam are painted in delicate strokes, through the daily existence of a woman who has to reinvent herself elsewhere. A tragic journey described in a keen, sensitive and perfectly understated voice." -Governor General's Literary Award jury citation. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Thúy's Governor General's Literary Award-winning Ru is a lullaby for 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, money. Kim Thúy'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 sons, 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.
About the Author:
KIM THÚY has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurant owner. She currently lives in Montreal where she devotes herself to writing.
Sheila Fischman is the award-winning translator of some 150 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008 she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec. She lives in Montreal.
Buchbeschreibung Random House of Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0307359700I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2786609260
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2012. Buchzustand: Good. 1St Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93190078
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2012. Buchzustand: Fair. 1St Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95749748
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 2009. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Translated by Shiela Fischman, clean solid and bright copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010020
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, Toronto, Ont, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. Second printing; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; a very good reading copy; winner of a Governor Gerneral's Award for fiction. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006243
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Edge and tip rubbing to d/j. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 9.20 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 160 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 131727
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada 2012-01-17, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0307359700. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 696267
Buchbeschreibung Random House, Toronto, Canada, 2012. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition in english. 146 pages. Translated by Sheila Fischman, "Winner the GGs" stated on ``sticker`` printed on front panel of dust jacket. Clean and unmarked; jacket not price clipped; full number line for first printing in English. Size: 8vo., Boards. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Books010012
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. Complete number line from 1 to 10; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; winner of the Governor General's Award for French language fiction for 2010. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006913