Le Colonial by Kien Nguyen
A Novel

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A "richly satisfying" ("Newsday") epic of Asian history in the tradition of James Clavell, from the bestselling author of "The Tapestries."

About Kien Nguyen

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Kien Nguyen was born in Nhatrang, South Vietnam, in 1967 to a Vietnamese mother and an American father. He left Vietnam in 1985 through the United Nations' Orderly Departure Program. After spending time in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Nguyen arrived in the United States. He is now a dentist in New York City.
Published September 3, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eighteenth-century French Jesuits bring the gospel, and more, to the future kingdom of Viet Nam.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Le Colonial: A Novel

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A quest to convert lost souls turns into a battle for survival for three French missionaries in 18th-century Vietnam, or Annam, in Nguyen's richly detailed, evocative second novel. Each mission

Aug 30 2004 | Read Full Review of Le Colonial: A Novel

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