As the Heart Bones Break

As the Heart Bones Break

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In Thong Tran's Vietnam, everyone is at war and no one is who they seem-not his adopted father, a French civil servant, not his Blood Father, the Viet Cong rooster master, not his pro-American journalist tutor. Like them, the boy from the Mekong Delta cannot escape the war. And like them, he too must create shades of himself to survive. But even a conflicted heart needs a home. Thong yearns for a true father and a cause to give himself to. He chooses independence, liberty and happiness-his tutor and the Viet Cong. Tragically, there's no independence, liberty or happiness at war's end. Re-invented as an American aerospace engineer, husband and father-the Viet Cong informer must spend another half a lifetime crossing the Pacific as a defense industry dealmaker before he can set down the bones rankling in his heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 26mm | 358g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • 9814484075
  • 9789814484077
  • 1,107,047

About Audrey Chin

Audrey Chin works with numbers as a financial steward by day and with words at night. Her mission is to tell the Southeast Asian story to an international audience from the point-of-view of a multi-cultural Peranakan woman in Singapore. Her debut novel, Learning to Fly, was a coming-of-age story set in the rainforests of the region. She is contributing co-editor of Singapore Women Re-Presented, which tells Singapore's social history from the perspective of Singaporean Women.Audrey is married to Minh and has been a daughter-in-law of the Vietnamese diaspora for thirty years. As the Heart Bones Break is distilled from the many diasporic stories she heard over that period. Find out more at www.audreychin.com
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59 ratings
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5 46% (27)
4 27% (16)
3 19% (11)
2 7% (4)
1 2% (1)
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