Blogs in May 2020

Catfish and Mandala 17th May 2020

‘Jack Kerouac meets “Wild Swans”.’ The Times. A voyage through Vietnam’s ghost-ridden landscape, at once a moving memoir, travelogue and compelling search for identity. Vietnamese-born Andrew Pham finally returns to Saigon, not as a success showering money and gifts...

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The Mountains Sing 17th May 2020

An intimate, stirring portrait of a country at war and a family’s battle to survive With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains...

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The Red Lotus 4th March 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor...

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Never Go Full Pai 20th December 2019

All night parties. Quick love affairs. Wild and carefree adventures. Perfectly filtered Instagram posts. A break from reality for most, but not everyone has a perfect life to return to when stepping off the road. In Never Go Full...

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The Girl from Ha Giang 5th December 2019

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