Behind the Red Mist

Behind the Red Mist

by Ho Anh Thai, Qui C. Nguyen, Wayne Karlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1880684543

ISBN-13: 9781880684542

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Behind the Red Mist gives us for the first time in English a wide range of stories from the most important writer of the post-war generation in Vietnam. The characters range from a party official who turns into a goat while watching porno movies, to an Indian who carries his mother's bones in his knapsack, to a war widow trying desperately to piece together her

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Behind the Red Mist gives us for the first time in English a wide range of stories from the most important writer of the post-war generation in Vietnam. The characters range from a party official who turns into a goat while watching porno movies, to an Indian who carries his mother's bones in his knapsack, to a war widow trying desperately to piece together her life through the fragments of debris she collects from her back yard. The title novella "Behind the Red Mist" is a Vietnamese "Back To the Future", a social satire in which a young man in the Hanoi of the eighties receives an electric shock and is transported back to his same apartment block in 1967 wartime Vietnam during the American bombing. He not only witnesses the war with the eyes of someone who knows its outcome, but participates in his parents' courtship and discovers some truths about the generation held up to his own as a role model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880684542
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Voices from Viet Nam Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Fragment of a Man
The Indian
The Goat Meat Special
A Sigh Through the Laburnums
The Chase
The Man Who Stood on One Leg
The Barter
The Man Who Believed in Fairy Tales
Behind the Red Mist

Biographies

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