Publisher:Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte.Ltd
Published year:7 August 2015
Pages: 360 pages
In Thong Tran's Vietnam, everyone is at war and no one is who they seem. Like others, the boy from the Mekong Delta cannot escape the war. He must create shades of himself to survive. But even a conflicted heart needs a home. Thong yearns for a true father. He chooses independence, liberty and happiness. It is a choice with karmic consequences he will spend the next half century criss-crossing the Pacific to outrun.
Audrey Chin was born in Singapore. Audrey writes what she knows, telling stories based on the search for belonging, about South East Asia, and her cultural inheritance from both East and South Asia and the Westerners who colonized her region. Her latest novel, As the Heart Bones Break, follows an Orange County Viet-Cong spy's quest to find peace and a home for his conflicted heart. Learning to Fly, her debut novel shortlisted for the 2000 Singapore Literature Prize was set in post-colonial Singapore and the rainforests of South East Asia.