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Daughters of the River Huong by Uyen Nicole Duong
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Ravensyard Publishing
ISBN 1928928161 ISBN13 9781928928164
Availability 0 units.
More About Uyen Nicole Duong
Vietnam-born Uyen Nicole Duong arrived in the United States at the age of sixteen, a political refugee from a country torn apart by war. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from Southern Illinois University, a law degree from the University of Houston, and the advanced LLM degree from Harvard. She was also trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. She has been a journalist, public education administrator, attorney, law professor, and a self-taught painter whose work focuses on l?Art Brut. The author resides in Houston, Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Daughters of the River Huong?
So Beautifuly Written May 29, 2008
I could not put this book down once I started reading it. The book was intriguing and wonderfully written. In between the rich history of Hue and her people, the author masterfully told a love story that was beautiful, mistical and tragic. I hope to find more beautiful novels about Vietnam such as The Daughters of the River Huong. Realistically, I just can't imagine there is another novel better that this one.
A wonderful novel Sep 13, 2007
A touching novel - it not only delves into the soul of the exile, of the marginal and marginalized, with its conflicts of identity and search for self but also, paradoxically, elicitation of the unspoken, indeed of the unspeakable, where vécu and non-vécu blend to create a wonderful journey through a sensitive and beautiful, insatiable, admirable, brilliant, thoughtful yet troubled mind.
worthwhile read Jun 16, 2007
This is a well researched story that uses the historic elements of the ancient Vietnamese culture to tell a story that works on a contemporary level. Very vivid and interesting.
Daughters of the River Huong helps readers to learn of Vietnam rich history Dec 15, 2006
Daughter of the River Huong is a great story. It is very well written. It made me paused occassionally to think about of the events that Ms. Uyen(Judge Uyen!!) lead us to the earlier rich history of Vietnam, which I do not know much of.
I hope this story will make to a movie or film someday near future. If you appreciate the history of Vietnam, this is a book for you.
I can't help when reading the book that Vietnam, as a country been through set back and suprised opportunities via the past century, colonized by the French, and last America get to where they are today of the economic opportunity.
The story is a heart broken but also revealed of the tenacious woman who is determined to define her own destination.
Tony T. Tran San Francisco, CA
Delightful and Illuminating: Daughters of the River Huong Jul 27, 2006
Daughters of the River Huong, I believe, offers an archetypal remedy for an incompleteness and a longing deep in the American collective consciousness.
Two weeks ago I took a boatride on the River Huong, serenaded by musicians playing traditional music from Hue. It was the fulfillment of a desire I've had for many years--much enriched by the images and feelings described in Uyen Nicole Duong's exquisite book.
At one point, the musicians sang a well-known and enchanting song about the ten virtues of the Vietnamese woman. Under the full moon, in that boat gently rocking on the River Huong, I was overwhelmed by the sentiments of that song sung by those seven women singers. I was reminded of a comment made by historians Will and Ariel Durant, who wrote that if the sins and good works of the Middle Ages were measured on a scale, the balance would be tipped in favor of goodness--tipped by the weight of the noble works done by the women of that period. I was also reminded of a comment by a Vietnamese friend and social observer, who recently told me that he gives all credit for the preservation of van hoa Viet Nam (Vietnamese culture), from time immemorial, to "the Ladies of Viet Nam."
I think that most readers of Daughters of the River Huong will be inspired by the remarkable grace and strength of Vietnamese women and by the beauty and profundity of Vietnamese culture. Readers, too, will be left with a better understanding of why, transcendental to issues of politics and economics, we Americans remain fascinated by Viet Nam to the present day.