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The Resource The lotus and the storm, Lan Cao

The lotus and the storm, Lan Cao

Label
The lotus and the storm
Title
The lotus and the storm
Statement of responsibility
Lan Cao
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic tale of love, loyalty, and war from the acclaimed author of Monkey Bridge Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao's now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for "connecting . . . the opposite realities of Vietnam and America" (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war, illuminating events central to twentieth-century history through the lives of one Vietnamese American family. Minh is a former South Vietnamese commander of the airborne brigade who left his homeland with his daughter, Mai. During the war, their lives became entwined with those of two Americans: James, a soldier, and Cliff, a military adviser. Forty years later, Minh and his daughter Mai live in a close-knit Vietnamese immigrant community in suburban Virginia. As Mai discovers a series of devastating truths about what really happened to her family during those years, Minh reflects upon his life and the story of love and betrayal that has remained locked in his heart since the fall of Saigon
Summary
A tale set during the decades following the Vietnam War is told through the experiences of a Vietnamese-American family, including former South Vietnamese soldier Minh and his daughter, Mai, who move to a close-knit immigrant community in Virginia where they confront devastating secrets
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321549
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cao, Lan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Family secrets
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Vietnamese diaspora
Target audience
adult
Label
The lotus and the storm, Lan Cao
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Viking, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054863355
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780143127611
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)891121681
Label
The lotus and the storm, Lan Cao
Publication
Note
Originally published: Viking, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054863355
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780143127611
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)891121681

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