Categoriearchief: Vietnamese schrijfster

Ly Tran – House of Sticks

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie autobiografische verhalen van de Vietnamees-Amerikaanse schrijfster. Op 1 juni 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books dit eerste boek met de memoires van de Amerikaans-Vietnamese schrijfster Ly Tran. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de House of Sticks. Het boek is geschreven door Ly Tran. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de eerste boek van de Vietnamees- Amerikaanse schrijfster Ly Tran.

Ly Tran House of Sticks Recensie

House of Sticks

A Memoir

  • Schrijfster: Ly Tran (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: autobiografische verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 1 juni 2021
  • Omvang: 384 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek

Flaptekst van het boek van Ly Tran

An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations.

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong river in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father, a former lieutenant in the South Vietnamese army, spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Soon after they arrive, Ly joins her parents and three older brothers sewing ties and cummerbunds piece-meal on their living room floor to make ends meet.

As they navigate this new landscape, Ly finds herself torn between two worlds. She knows she must honor her parents’ Buddhist faith and contribute to the family livelihood, working long hours at home and eventually as a manicurist alongside her mother at a nail salon in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that her parents take over. But at school, Ly feels the mounting pressure to blend in.

A growing inability to see the blackboard presents new challenges, especially when her father forbids her from getting glasses, calling her diagnosis of poor vision a government conspiracy. His frightening temper and paranoia leave an indelible mark on Ly’s sense of self. Who is she outside of everything her family expects of her?

Told in a spare, evocative voice that, with flashes of humor, weaves together her family’s immigration experience with her own fraught and courageous coming of age, House of Sticks is a timely and powerful portrait of one girl’s struggle to reckon with her heritage and forge her own path.

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Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai – The Mountains Sing

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai The Mountains Sing recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze Vietnamese familieroman. Op 20 augustus 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Oneworld Publishing de roman van de Vietnamese schrijfster Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. De Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verschijnt op 25 augustus 2020 en heeft als titel De bergen zingen.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai The Mountains Sing Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op de pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman The Mountains Sing. Het boek is geschreven door Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman van de Vietnamese schrijfster Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai The Mountains Sing Roman uit Vietnam

The Mountains Sing

  • Schrijfster: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (Vietnam)
  • Soort boek: Vietnamese roman, familieroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Oneworld Publications
  • Verschijnt: 20 augustus 2020
  • Omvang: 352 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de roman uit Vietnam van Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War, The Mountains Sing is the enveloping, multi-generational tale of the Trần family, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing.

Hà Nội, 1972. Hương and her grandmother, Trần Diệu Lan, cling to one another in their improvised shelter as American bombs fall around them. Her father and mother have already left to fight in a war that is tearing not just her country but her family apart. For Trần Diệu Lan, forced to flee the family farm with her six children decades earlier as the Communist government rose to power in the North, this experience is horribly familiar. Seen through the eyes of these two unforgettable women, The Mountains Sing captures their defiance and determination, hope and unexpected joy.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn’s richly lyrical debut weaves between the lives of grandmother and granddaughter to paint a unique picture of the country’s turbulent twentieth-century history. This is the story of a people pushed to breaking point, and a family who refuse to give in.

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