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All The Rivers Flow Into The Sea: and other stories

All The Rivers Flow Into The Sea: and other stories

by Khanh Ha

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Overview

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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781958094020
Publisher: Eastover Press LLC
Publication date: 06/07/2022
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 545,730
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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