80 years of Vietnam’s fraught history distilled in poet’s debut novel The Mountains Sing

//80 years of Vietnam’s fraught history distilled in poet’s debut novel The Mountains Sing

80 years of Vietnam’s fraught history distilled in poet’s debut novel The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Oneworld. 4/5 starsThe Mountains Sing is the first novel by Nguyen Phan Que Mai, one of Vietnam’s leading poets, writers and translators. The story distils the past 80 years of her homeland’s fraught history into the volatile fortunes of the Tran family.This idea is embodied by our two narrators. The first is Tran Dieu Lan, whom we first find walking around bomb craters in the streets of 1970s Hanoi. Her life’s mission is to protect granddaughter Huong…

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