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Book Club – Floating lives by Nguyễn Ngọc Tư
November 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Floating Lives by Nguyễn Ngọc Tư
The first collection of short stories in English by the award-winning Vietnamese writer Nguyễn Ngọc Tư (b. 1976). The stories in this collection are Chekhovian tales of Mekong Delta natives living economically poor but emotionally rich lives. Love, romance, regret, and the mystery of life permeate all the stories. The Swedish critic Stefan Jonsson writes, “These are stories of the highest class, just as perfect and strict in form as a story by Chekhov, and often with the same kind of wistful images of how fate or chance knocks man to the ground”. (from Goodreads.com).
From the adaptation of the short story The Endless Field comes the homonymous and very popular movie produced in 2010, Cánh đồng bất tận, subtitled in English and realized with the title of Floating lives. Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGcHzXfaSIY
Venue: De.Tầm Cafe 33 Phố Yên Thế, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hà Nội https://goo.gl/maps/qb9VZXai8C1rbhhM9
RSVP attendance –Maria