The Mountains Sing

 

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"An epic account of Việt Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling... moving and riveting... " —VIET THANH NGUYEN, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer

"The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with the courageous storytelling of the present." —OCEAN VUONG, MacArthur Award-winning bestselling author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

"...a comprehensive multigenerational tale... the larger history takes a back seat to family dynamics, demonstrating how different generations weather the burdens of conflict." — The Washington Post

"Generations of a Vietnamese family grapple with the legacy of violence, colonialism and war as a woman tells her childhood history to her granddaughter during the Vietnam War." —The New York Times

"A Vietnamese poet conjures history and fate in a luminous tale that resonates across generations as one family grapples with the psychic residue of war..."—The Oprah Magazine

“A sweeping tale of one family's shifting fortunes...  Invitingly and gracefully told... A richly imagined story of severed bonds amid conflict.” — Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“[A] lyrical, sweeping debut novel... This brilliant, unsparing love letter to Vietnam will move readers.”— Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Nguyen displays a lush and captivating storyteller’s gift as she effortlessly transports readers to another world, leaving them wishing for more..." — Library Journal Starred Review

"[A] panoramic epic … this book brings to life a crucial part of Vietnamese history from within. Your heart will not leave this book untouched.” — Lit Hub

"The Mountains Sing is the missing narrative of the American War in Vietnam."— StarTribune

 

"Quế Mai's text is embroidered with poetic phrasings... The book is distinctly Vietnamese."— Washington Independent Review of Books

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