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by Duong Thu Huong; Phan Huy Duong (Translator); Nina McPherson (Translator)

This is the powerful, deeply personal story of Vietnam's war against Americans as lived from the inside by North Vietnamese soldiers and villagers on the front lines. Vietnamese dissident Duong Thu Huong bears personal witness to the horror and spiritual weariness of ten years of war that claimed millions of Vietnamese lives.


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"Reminiscent of All Quiet on Western Front and The Red Badge of Courage. . . . A breathtakingly original work."--San Francisco Chronicle Twenty-eight-year-old Quan has been fighting for the Communist cause in North Vietnam for a decade. Filled with idealism and hope when he first left his village, he now spends his days and nights dodging stray bullets and bombs, foraging scraps of food to feed himself and his men. Quan seeks comfort in childhood memories as he tries to sort out his conflicting feelings of patriotism and disillusionment. Then, given the chance to return to his home, Quan undertakes a physical and mental journey that brings him face to face with figures from his past--his angry father, his childhood sweetheart, his boyhood friends now maimed or dead--and ultimately to the shattering reality that his innocence has been irretrievably lost in the wake of the war. In a voice both lyrical and stark, Duong Thu Huong, one of Vietnam's most beloved writers, powerfully conveys the conflict that spiritually destroyed her generation. "If it is a crime to take an unflinching look at the reality of war and life under a totalitarian regime, and to do it with great art and mastery, then Duong Thu Huong, is gloriously guilty."--The New York Times Book Review

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  • Title Novel Without a Name
  • Author Duong Thu Huong; Phan Huy Duong (Translator); Nina McPherson (Translator)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 304
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Books, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Date June 1, 1996
  • ISBN 9780140255102 / 0140255109
  • Weight 0.46 lbs (0.21 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.74 x 5.07 x 0.6 in (19.66 x 12.88 x 1.52 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Reading level 590
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Asian - General
    • Ethnic Orientation: Asian - General
  • Library of Congress subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnamese Fiction - 20th century
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 96156968
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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Citations

  • New York Times, 06/02/1996, Page 32
  • Publishers Weekly, 04/29/1996, Page 0

About the author

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.
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