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The Sorrow of War

The Sorrow of War

Author(s): Bao Ninh

Location(s): Hanoi, Vietnam

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1960s


10 years in the war and Kien suffers a breakdown – he has seen too much, experienced the horrors of this particular war. In Hanoi he tries to re-establish a relationship former girlfriend. A truly heart rending story of determination and passion at a very difficult period in the history of Vietnam.

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