Paradise of the Blind: A Novel
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Author:Thu Huong Duong, Nina McPherson
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Through the eyes of Hang, a young woman in her twenties who has grown up amidst the slums and intermittent beauty of Hanoi, we come to know the tragedy of her family as land reform rips apart their village. When her uncle Chinhâ€˜s political loyalties replace family devotion, Hang is torn between her motherâ€˜s appalling selfâ€“sacrifice and the bitterness of her aunt who can avenge but not forgive. Only by freeing herself from the past will Hang be able to find dignity â€“â€“ and a future.