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Author Thúy, Kim.

Title Ru : a novel / Kim Thúy ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman.

Publisher New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
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LIBRARY CALL # STATUS
 Wheat Ridge Library  FICTION THUY    ON SHELF
 Belmar Library  FICTION THUY    ON SHELF
 Belmar Library  FICTION THUY    ON SHELF
 Columbine Library  FICTION THUY    ON SHELF
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 141, [11] p. ; 21 cm.
Summary At ten years old, Kim Thy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family, leaving behind a grand house and the many less tangible riches of their home country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and mattresses with actual fleas. Kim learned French and English, and as she grew older, seized what opportunities an immigrant could; she put herself through school picking vegetables and sewing clothes, worked as a lawyer and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was married and a mother when the urge to write struck her, and she found herself scribbling words at every opportunity - pulling out her notebook at stoplights and missing the change to green. The story emerging was one of a Vietnamese emigre on a boat to an unknown future: her own story fictionalized and crafted into a stunning novel.
Language Translated from the French.
Note "Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award"--Cover.
Includes reading group guide (p. [147-151].
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]).
Subject Immigrants -- Fiction.
Escapes -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Vietnamese -- Canada -- Fiction.
Québec (Québec) -- Fiction.
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Vietnam (Democratic Republic) -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
French-Canadian fiction -- 21st century -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Autobiographical fiction.
Other Author Fischman, Sheila, Translator.
Standard # sky250075465
ISBN 9781608198986
1608198987
Standard # 9781608198986