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FVH Book Club: Season 5 – A Time Far Past by Lê Lựu

April 10, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This epic novel presents a sweeping portrait of war and peace in northern Vietnam from the defeat of the French to the mid-1980s. The story follows the odyssey of Giang Minh Sai, the son of a Confucian scholar in the rural Red River delta, from his early childhood through his decorated service during the American War and his later efforts to adapt to the postwar world of urban Ha Noi. Through two failed marriages, Giang Minh Sai struggles to come to terms with his responsibilities, his past, and his future.

The novel’s ending leaves its hero and Vietnamese socialism at a problematic and painful crossroads. [Note: There is also a film from 2003.]

This title is currently in stock at The Bookworm.

Film: https://youtu.be/fsvW_WUPdVk

Venue for 10 April: The Slavic Tea House, 1a Xuan Dieu, Quang An, Tay Ho  https://goo.gl/maps/SPY2pvQNnykcN5429

For more information and/or to join our bookclub please contact cjeziorski@unishanoi.org

Our FVH bookclub meetings began in February 2018, when Kirstin and Piu, two members at the time, decided to start a new bookclub focused purely on Vietnamese literature (with books translated into English), Vietnamese authors and literature on the one topic of Vietnam.  The bookclub is open to both English speaking readers (foreigners and Vietnamese) living in Hanoi. We are a spontaneous, informal group which meets in a different café on the first Monday of each month.


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April 10, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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