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Lotus and the Storm (Paperback) (Lan Cao)

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"An epic tale of love, loyalty, and war from the acclaimed author of Monkey Bridge Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao's now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for "connecting . .. the opposite realities of Vietnam and America" (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war, illuminating events central to twentieth-century history through the lives of one Vietnamese American family. Minh is a former South Vietnamese commander of the airborne brigade who left his homeland with his daughter, Mai. During the war, their lives became entwined with those of two Americans: James, a soldier, and Cliff, a military adviser. Forty years later, Minh andhis daughter Mai live in a close-knit Vietnamese immigrant community in suburban Virginia. As Mai discovers a series of devastating truths about what really happened to her family during those years, Minh reflects upon his life and the story of love and betrayal that has remained locked in his heart since the fall of Saigon"--
A lyrical novel of love and betrayal in the aftermath of the fall of Saigon?from the author of Monkey Bridge

A singular work of witness, inspiration, and courage, The Lotus and the Storm marks the welcome return of Lan Cao?s pitch-perfect voice, telling the story only she can tell.

Four decades after the war, Vietnam?s flavors of clove and cinnamon have been re-created by a close-knit refugee community in a Virginia suburb. But the lives of Minh and Mai, father and daughter, are haunted by ghosts, secrets, and the loss of their country. During the disastrous last days in Saigon, in a whirl of military signals and helicopter evacuations, Mai never had a chance to say goodbye to so many people who meant so much to her. What happened to them? How will Mai cope with the trauma of war?and will the thay phap, a Vietnamese spirit exorcist, be able to heal her?
Number of Pages: 388
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Lan Cao
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2015
TCIN: 17166550
UPC: 9780143127611
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6870
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