All The Rivers Flow Into The Sea: and other stories

Author: Khanh Ha

$16.20

SKU: 9781958094020 Category: Tag: Product ID: 864810

Description

From Vietnam to America, this story collection, jewel-like, evocative and layered, brings to the readers a unique sense of love, passions and the tragedy of rape, all together contrasting a darker theme of perils. The titular story captures a simple love story that transcends cultural barriers. The opening story “A Woman-Child” brings the shy eroticism of adolescence set against a backdrop of the seaside with its ever present ecological beauty. A youthful love affair between an older American man and a much younger Vietnamese girl has its poignant brevity in “All the Pretty Little Horses.” In “The Yin-Yang Market” magical realism and the beauty of innocence abounds in deep dark places, teeming with life and danger. “A Mute Girl’s Yarn” tells a magical coming-of-age story like sketches in a child’s fairy book.

Bringing together the damned, the unfit, the brave who succumb by their own doing to the call of fate, their desire to survive never dying, it is a great journey to inhabit this world where redemption of human goodness arises out of violence and beauty to become part of its essential mercy.

ISBN: 9781958094020
Publisher: Eastover Press LLC
Pub Date: 06/2022
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.48d

Additional information

Weight 0.60 lbs
Dimensions 8.50 × 5.50 × 0.48 in
format

Paperback