This is another great book by Kim Thuy!
As a young girl, Ngugen An Tinh escapes Vietnam with her family, leaving behind her palatial home in Saigon, and the less tangible riches of her country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup vendors.
She goes by boat to a Malaysian refugee camp, then onward to a new life in Quebec, where she experiences the difficulties and joy of the American Dream — yet always feels afloat.
The book is composed of short vignettes. This book is a classic immigrant story told in a breath-taking way: singing itself into a dream, flowing and gathering power.
I loved the book! It is another great book by Kim Thuy! I have now read all of her books, and I rejoice every time I find another new one.