South Wind Changing

South Wind Changing

by Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh


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ISBN-13: 9781555973056
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh was born in 1957 in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. He attended Saigon University in 1974 until the North Vietnamese Army took control of the south in 1975. After enduring a year of inhuman conditions and torture in a labor camp, he managed to escape and finally reached a refugee camp in Thailand. In 1978, Huynh flew to the United States. Since his arrival, he has worked in a series of factory and cleaning jobs, completed his B.A. at Bennington College, and received an M.F.A. from Brown University.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a powerful story of survival and eventually escape from the jungle re-education camps of post-war Viet Nam. See, perhaps for the first time, the untold side of this tragic piece of history. Huynh's prose is precise and poetic, at times transcending the brutal realism of the story in order to reach the spiritual core that held him together through his experience. This is an important book for anyone who is interested in this time period, and more importantly, where we, the US and Viet Nam, will go from here.