Em

Em

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Kim Thuy'sEmis a mesmerizing novel of profound power and tenderness, and an affirmation of the greatest act of resistance: love.In the midst of war, an ordinary miracle: an abandoned baby tenderly cared for by a young boy living on the streets of Saigon. The boy is Louis, the child of a long-gone American soldier. Louis calls the baby em H?ng,emmeaning "little sister," or "beloved." Even though her cradle is nothing more than a cardboard box, em H?ng's life holds every possibility. Through the linked destinies of a family of characters, the novel takes its inspiration from historical events, including Operation Babylift, which evacuated thousands of biracial orphans from Saigon in April 1975, and the remarkable growth of the nail salon industry, dominated by Vietnamese expatriates all over the world. From the rubber plantations of Indochina to the massacre at My Lai, Kim Thuy sifts through the layers of pain and trauma in stories we thought we knew, revealing transcendent moments of grace, and the invincibility of the human spirit.
Publisher: Canada :, Knopf Random Vintage Canada,, 2021
ISBN: 9781039000834
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 144 pages ; 22 cm

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