Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai + Wayne Karlin

Live via Zoom:
Friday, May 1, 7:30 PM
(rescheduled from April 6)
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai presents The Mountains Sing
In conversation with Wayne Karlin

The Mountains Sing—the first novel in English by celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai—tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. Joining Quế Mai in conversation (virtually!) is Wayne Karlin, Vietnam veteran, award-winning novelist, and editor of Curbstone's Voices from Vietnam series.

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ISBN: 9781616208189
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