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    Behind the Red Mist: Short Fiction by Ho Anh Thai (Voices from Vietnam) (Paperback) By (author) Ho Anh Thai, Edited by Wayne Karlin, Translated by Qui C Nguyen, Translated by Nguyen Qui Duc


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    DescriptionBehind the Red Mist gives us for the first time in English a wide range of stories from the most important writer of the post-war generation in Vietnam. The characters range from a party official who turns into a goat while watching porno movies, to an Indian who carries his mother's bones in his knapsack, to a war widow trying desperately to piece together her life through the fragments of debris she collects from her back yard. The title novella "Behind the Red Mist" is a Vietnamese "Back To the Future", a social satire in which a young man in the Hanoi of the eighties receives an electric shock and is transported back to his same apartment block in 1967 wartime Vietnam during the American bombing. He not only witnesses the war with the eyes of someone who knows its outcome, but participates in his parents' courtship and discovers some truths about the generation held up to his own as a role model.

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    Behind the Red Mist
    Short Fiction by Ho Anh Thai
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ho Anh Thai, Edited by Wayne Karlin, Translated by Qui C Nguyen, Translated by Nguyen Qui Duc
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781880684542
    ISBN 10: 1880684543

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET022
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ASIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 895.9/22334
    DC21: 895.922334
    B&T Approval Code: A24583500
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PL4378.9.H47 P513 1998
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Curbstone Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Curbstone Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    St Paul, MN
    Author Information
    One of the Vietnam's most prolific writers and winner of several of its most prestigious literary awards, Ho Anh Thai was published in the leading literary magazines while still in high school. The author of eleven books, he is also a diplomat who served in India and the Middle East. Currently he is an editor for World Affairs Weekly.
    Review quote
    ..".[An] elegantly construction collection by one of Vietnam's most prominent contemporary writers....handsomely translated by a team of American and Vietnamese writers and scholars." -- "The New York Times Book Review"