When She Sleeps
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When She Sleeps

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A moving, riveting and superbly written novel. An U.S. army surgeon leaves behind a wife and young daughter when he's sent to Vietnam. There, he falls in love with a beautiful young linguist, Linh. They have a daughter, but he abandons them during the fall of Saigon. Told both from the perspective of illegimate Mai, and Lucy, the West Coast daughter, who is now a teenager...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Toby Press (first published October 2004)
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Alexasapp
The book has a particular rhythm that carries the plot in a dream. Slowly as the story progresses you become more involved in the reality of the characters. Did not expect to be grabbed but I was. It is a shame that the book did not do well commercially.
Carolyn
This book is no longer in print, but I really loved it. It is a literary novel with a true voice.
Stephanie Corbett
The writing is absolutely exquisite. I loved this book!
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