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Dragon House

Dragon House

Author(s): John Shors

Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



This book focuses on Qui and Tam, the granddaughter, who is dying of leukemia, and the story of Mai and Minh, two children under the dubious “protection” of an opium-fiend named Loc.
Iris picks up where her father left off – he had hoped to set up a centre for Vietnamese street children but died before he could achieve this, and Noah, a childhood friend and Iraqi war veteran, decides to accompany her.

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It is clear that John Shors had done his research into the cultural sights, sounds and morays of Vietnam. IT is great for getting a feel for Vietnam, a wowswer! – Chet Soames –...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021