In Thong Tran's Vietnam, everyone is at war and no one is who they seem-not his adopted father, a French civil servant, not his Blood Father, the Viet Cong rooster master, not his pro-American journalist tutor.
Like them, the boy from the Mekong Delta cannot escape the war. And like them, he too must create shades of himself to survive.
But even a conflicted heart needs a home. Thong yearns for a true father and a cause to give himself to.
He chooses independence, liberty and happiness-his tutor and the Viet Cong. Tragically, there's no independence, liberty or happiness at war's end.
Re-invented as an American aerospace engineer, husband and father-the Viet Cong informer must spend another half a lifetime crossing the Pacific as a defense industry dealmaker before he can set down the bones rankling in his heart.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 360 pages
- Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/01/2014
- Category: Vietnam War fiction
- ISBN: 9789814484077