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Ic beautiful prose and vivid descriptions that transported me to the into the pages several times almost catching a whiff f the marvelous food and flowers described It was a physic salve for the spirit In those moments when he believed freedom could be attained in living he felt at peace Incredibly well written with incredible characters I learned a lot f about Vietnamese culture and history as well The ending wrapped up well although somewhat unexpectedly I wish I could ve understood the Vietnamese phrases but verall they didn t affect my understanding Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of the story I can t wait for Thuy Da Lam s next novel My published reviewf this book can be found at this link Maia returns to Vietnam to return her father s ashes to try and figure ut what happened to her mother and to contact her great aunt about starting a revolution maybe She collects a bit f an ensemble with a singer a writer and some security personal and tries to complete her goals which prove rather elusive In some ways this really reminded me Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of Going after Cacciato just in reverse Rather than a dreamlike journeyut f Vietnam exploring the tragedies experienced by the soldiers it s a dreamlike journey into Vietnam going deeper into the country and exploring not just tragedy but also folklore and heritage Despite what seems to be some heavy subject matter there s still some good humor All in all this was a really interesting book and ne I enjoyed reading FIRE SUMMER a work that shows us the Vietnam beyond the war movies Lam deftly explores the slippery interplay between heritage and identity history and duty ultimately proving that each f us is so much than the places we come from An important debut uan Barry author f SHE WEEPS EACH TIME YOU'RE BORNIn FIRE SUMMER past and present blend with here and there in ways that continually surprise yet somehow seem destined Vietnam is the setting and the legacy for the returning expatriate Maia and for an entourage f vivid characters who encounter and reencounter each ther as they travel from the shores to the mountains searching for family closure and a home A beautiful funny and stunning novel that will reward repeated reading Craig Howes author.
I heard the author speak at an event and was interested by her presentation and how she described her book so I picked it up I was not disappointed this book is excellentFire Summer follows a young expat returning to Vietnam to spread her father s ashes and to collect stories from her homeland As Maia travels through Vietnam ther reasons for her return to Vietnam are revealed Thuy weaves an excellent and interesting story that keeps the reader engaged The reader encounters interesting characters beautifully written scenes and an excellent prose I have not had a book hangover in uite some time but after reading Fire Summer ther books have not been able to hold my interest This book was beautifully written with a broad cast A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) of interesting characters Found it a little bit hard to follow the interweaving plotsf the dead and the living plus some interweaving themes and metaphors made it tricky to parse ut what was real and what was not which may be the pointIt s beautiful and haunting and it might benefit from a second read As a heartfelt and personal dive into a visceral post war Vietnam Thuy Da Lam s Fire Summer is the kind f book that sticks in the soul Readers without a knowledge f Vietnamese language and history may struggle in certain parts but in the end will walk away knowing in their hearts that they ve just experienced a magnificent work f literature I enjoyed it very much and was consistently lulled by the poet. Maia carries In the End out what she believes is her filial role to her late father a former ARVN soldier by returning to their homeland to continue the fight for an independent Vietnam Along the way however she meets a castf characters historical and fictional living and dead who propel her n a journey f self discovery through which she begins to understand what it means to loveA girl plucked from the high seas ff Vietnam is sent as a young woman to connect with an aging guerilla faction A detective story a uest for the mythic heart f Vietnam n its stones and soil – a novel f rare beauty Robert Onopa author f THE PLEASURE TUBE'What is the shape f ne's life when ne's action is based n love' So asks a character in Thuy Da Lam's lyrical novel.
Ll be keeping an eye ut for future works from the author In that last hour before his body became ashes bravery dropped from her eyes each teardrop her inner voice calling across the border to the dead Maia Fire Summer follows Maia an expat Vietnamese as she returns n a double mission to pass information and to find the truth f what happened to her mother At the same time we follow a group The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of rebels in the jungle awaiting a signal for action and spirits who congregate in their village as an important festival approaches Maia garners uite the gangn her journey to climb Hon Vong Phu where she believes her journey will end Along the way she is shadowed by Public Security a tour guide a photojournalist and an aspiring lounge singer She participates in rituals f remembrance and respect at the altar f her ancestors and is hounded by the ghosts Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of uestions to which she seeks answers This story had me asking all the uestions as the staccato non linear structure made me feel I was in a maze that had constantly rotating twisting folding paths leaving me with ever uestions each time I stumbled fromne scene to the next A very descriptive atmospheric story that was weighted by a past that is still being reckoned with through the lives and loves lost altered and those whose fates remain unknown Definitely a book that I will be revisiting if nly to catch something I might have missed Allusive Elliptical Magical A well written tale. Of VOICES OF THE VIETNAM POWS WITNESSES TO THEIR FIGHTFIRE SUMMER delivers a war ravaged Vietnam rich in history folklore the tragedy f families torn asunder and the beauty When a Man Loves a Woman of Buddhist wisdom that connects the living and dead Suspenseful Thuy Da Lam's storyf Maia Trieu's journey home is an impressive debut Charles Johnson author f MIDDLE PASSAGE“Like a strip f curtain between the dead and the living FIRE SUMMER is at Keep From Falling once ephemeral and expansive A haunting debut from a writer whose characters lovingly described pass notnly through rivers and airports but also despair and separation We are ferried with them to the Catalogue the Insanity other side –ne where the fractured are finally come home” Uzma Aslam Khan author f TRESPASSING and THINNER THAN SK.
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Thuy Da Lam is the author of the debut novel FIRE SUMMER She received a George A Watrous Literary Prize for Fiction a Myrle Clark Writing Award and the John Young Scholarship in the Arts She holds a BA in creative writing from Hamilton College and an MA in Second Language Studies and a PhD in English literature from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Born in central Vietnam and raised in the n