Novel without a Name by Duong T. Huong

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The powerful, personal story of Vietnam's war against Americans as experienced by North Vietnamese soldiers and villagers on the front lines offers an unforgettable tale of struggle and loss from the author of Paradise of the Blind. 15,000 first printing.
 

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Duong Thu Huong, author of Paradise of the Blind and Novel Without a Name (both from Penguin) is an advocate of human rights and democratic political reform, and was expelled from the Communist Party and imprisoned without trial in 1991. The Vietnamese government has effectively banned all of her novels. She lives in Hanoi.
 
Published February 15, 1995 by William Morrow. 292 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Quan then returns to his native village, where he finds his father, a former political activist, ill and depressed, unable to get over his guilt at forcing Quan's young brother--a brilliant student--to enlist.

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In the American mindset, two archetypes of the Vietnamese people have survived the end of the war in 1975-that of the unctuous and corrupt Southerner and that of the fanatically robotic Northerner. Ne

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Vietnamese novelist Huong, who has been imprisoned for her political beliefs, presents the story of a disillusioned soldier in a book that was banned in her native country.

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Nearby is Quan's native village, where his childhood sweetheart is now a pregnant pariah, and where other unhappy disclosures await Quan.

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The U.S. presence that we remember so vividly--the half-million soldiers, the mountains of supplies, the air-conditioned office buildings, PXes, brothels, helicopters, napalm and Bob Hope shows, our awesome firepower and our uneasy consciences--dwindles, in this book, to some captured medicine an...

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