The Mountains Sing

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Author: Nguyen Phan Que Mai

9780861541331 | PB | pp. 352 | 2021 | Oneworld

The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai set against the backdrop of the Viêt Nam War tells the multi-generational tale of the Tran family.

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Hà Noi, 1972. Huong and her grandmother, Tran Dieu Lan, cling to one another in their improvised shelter as American bombs fall around them. Her father and mother have already left to fight in a war that is tearing not just her country but her family apart. For Tran Dieu Lan, forced to flee the family farm with her six children decades earlier as the Communist government rose to power in the North, this experience is horribly familiar. Seen through the eyes of these two unforgettable women, The Mountains Sing captures their defiance and determination, hope and unexpected joy.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Viêt Nam, celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyen’s richly lyrical debut weaves between the lives of grandmother and granddaughter to paint a unique picture of the country’s turbulent twentieth-century history. This is the story of a people pushed to breaking point, and a family who refuse to give in.

Additional information

Author:

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

ISBN:

9780861541331

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

352

Year of Publication:

2021

Publisher:

Oneworld

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Nguyen Phan Que Mai was born in Viet Nam in 1973, and grew up witnessing the war’s devastation of her country. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of eight books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction in Vietnamese. Her writing has been translated and published in more than ten countries, and has received many honours, including the Ha Noi Writers Association’s Poetry of the Year 2010 Award. Que Mai has an MA in Creative Writing and is currently a PhD candidate at Lancaster University. She currently divides her time between Indonesia and Viêt Nam.

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