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    Description de "Child of War, Woman of Peace"

    Le Ly Hayslip's extraordinary memoir of growing up in a war-ravaged Vietnam garnered high praise for the "passion and suspense" (San Francisco Chronicle) of its "searing and human account of Vietnam's destruction" (front page, New York Times Book Review). Now, Ms. Hayslip continues her remarkable autobiography, arriving in the United States as a young bride wise in the ways of war yet charmingly naive about the habits of "giant, round-eyed Americans." Told in exquisite detail, Child of War, Woman of Peace is, in many ways, a timeless immigrant's tale. Ms. Hayslip recounts with humor and goodwill her apprenticeship as U.S. housewife in a land where kitchen sinks "swallow food, " and neighborhood church ladies strive to save her "heathen Buddhist soul." Her uncanny ability to attract colorful characters - from con artists to despondent suitors - only muddles her search for the true peace she hoped America would grant her. Yet beneath Le Ly's amusing view of America, her emotions are torn between the promise of her adopted country and the land - full of pain, but also the pleasures of an ancient and beguiling way of life - she left behind. "Home" is more than a place, she discovers: it is a state of grace. Le Ly's rediscovery of herself, as well as her quest to harmoniously join the two poles of her universe, is a story all Americans should read, and no reader will forget.

    Détails sur le produit

    • Reliure : Paperback
    • 374  pages
    • Dimensions :  2.3cmx13.5cmx20.1cm
    • Poids : 317.5g
    • Editeur :   Anchor Paru le
    • ISBN :  0385471475
    • EAN13 :  9780385471473
    • Classe Dewey :  959.70438
    • Langue : Anglais

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    Entre le ciel et la terre

    Mrs Le Ly Hayslip, citoyenne américaine, revient au Vietnam pour revoir les siens. Elle se souvient de la petite paysanne qu'elle fut, de son adolescence bouleversée par la guerre. Tantôt considérée par les Vietcongs comme une héroïne, tantôt comme une traîtresse, poursuivie, emprisonnée, ...

    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: Tie-In Edition

    Hayslip was born a Vietnamese peasant in 1949; little more than 20 years later she left for the United States with an American husband. Her early years were spent as a Viet Cong courier and lookout; a black marketeer; an unwed mother; a bar girl; a hospital aide; and (once) a prostitute. She was tor...

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    Le Ly Hayslip's extraordinary memoir of growing up in a war-ravaged Vietnam garnered high praise for the "passion and suspense" (San Francisco Chronicle) of its "searing and human account of Vietnam's destruction" (front page, New York Times Book Review). Now, Ms. Hayslip continues her remarkable autobiography, arriving in the United States as a young bride wise in the ways of war yet charmingly naive about the habits of "giant, round-eyed Americans." Told in exquisite detail, Child of War, Woman of Peace is, in many ways, a timeless immigrant's tale. Ms. Hayslip recounts with humor and goodwill her apprenticeship as U.S. housewife in a land where kitchen sinks "swallow food, " and neighborhood church ladies strive to save her "heathen Buddhist soul." Her uncanny ability to attract colorful characters - from con artists to despondent suitors - only muddles her search for the true peace she hoped America would grant her. Yet beneath Le Ly's amusing view of America, her emotions are torn between the promise of her adopted country and the land - full of pain, but also the pleasures of an ancient and beguiling way of life - she left behind. "Home" is more than a place, she discovers: it is a state of grace. Le Ly's rediscovery of herself, as well as her quest to harmoniously join the two poles of her universe, is a story all Americans should read, and no reader will forget.