Memories of a Pure Spring

Memories of a Pure Spring

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Through the story of Suong, a celebrated singer, and Hung, her composer husband, Memories of a Pure Spring paints an intimate portrait of modern Vietnam and its citizens as they struggle to survive under the complexities of the post-war regime. At the same time it tells a simple, universal story of love that is both haunting and riveting. `Huong takes us on an emotionally intense and exceedingly intelligent journey' New York Times `Huong, a brilliant storyteller, skillfully illuminates the human spirit's capacity for brutality and compassion, betrayal and beauty in each elegantly drawn and poignantly powerful scene in this complex and timeless novel' Booklistshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330481827
  • 9780330481823

About Duong Thu Huong

Duong Thu Huong was born in Vietnam in 1947. At the age of 20 she led a Communist Youth Brigade sent to the front as singers during the Vietnam War. Of the volunteer group of 40 she was one of the three survivors. A vocal advocate dernocratic political reform she was expelled from the Communist Party in 1989 and imprisoned without trial for seven months in 1991. The Vietnamese government has banned all her novels. She lives in Hanoi. Nina McPherson and Phan Huy Duong live in Paris. They are the translators of the author's previous two books.show more

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4 42% (57)
3 25% (34)
2 10% (14)
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