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THUY, Kim. Ru. A novel. Translated by Sheila Fischman. [Toronto] : Random House Canada, (2012). First English-language Printing. Pp. (8),1-141,(11). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for French language fiction. The first novel by the Vietnamese-born Canadian author. "Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow -- of tears, blood, money. Kim Thuy's 'Ru' is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. Written with piercing clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, 'Ru' carries us along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new beginning in Quebec. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, 'Ru' is a bookthat celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuali ty, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp, unclipped. 25.00
Title: Ru. First English-language Edition.
Publisher: Random House Canada, Toronto, 2012, ISBN:9780307359704:
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