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Like author Linda Lê, the young woman who narrates this novel is from Vietnam and is a writer, a “dirty foreigner writing in French.” The narrator has distanced herself not only from Vietnamese society but also from her family. Her story is an exercise in clear-eyed fury revealing three generations of a cursed family. The grandfather was a lunatic the family locked away ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1993)
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Amy
Aug 17, 2008 Amy rated it it was ok
Read this book for "women writers in french speaking countries" in college. It was a harder read for me - or maybe I was just tired. I learned that it's ok to be crazy because everyone else is anyhow.
Tai Tran Quoc
Đọc xong mà Tài vẫn chưa hình dung ra tại sao tên cuốn sách là "Vu khống" dù có một vài đoạn tác giả cũng cố gắng diễn đạt, với những câu chuyện của một vài nhân vật quá là khó hiểu, cũng có thể do tác giả viết dưới con mắt của một người điên. Cách tiếp cận theo hướng này cùng với lối văn lôi cuốn không kém làm nội dung sách nhìn chung khá thú vị.
Andrew Phạm
"Đêm sau, ông nghĩ ông đã bị bỏ rơi, đã đến lúc chết cho rồi. Ông đứng lên, sờ soạng tìm chiếc va li đựng thuốc độc có mùi hoa cam."
Cuốn sách cô độc lắm, từng nhân vật đều cô đơn, nhưng họ chọn cô đơn để sống, họ đã tự tách mình ra chốn con người.
Tu
Mar 13, 2013 Tu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
mm..ko phải chỗ để thư giãn.. đọc 1 hồi sợ lắm mình cũng bị điên như Mặt Khỉ qué! trong lúc đời, ko cần phải bóp méo chổng ngược, cũng đủ điên để hiểu thế nào là điên... Hoặc là mình quá tầm thường quá điên, theo ý của Linda Lê, để nhận ra cái tĩnh và cái tỉnh của truyện vậy! :))
Susan
For my Adult Learning Institute French Novels in Translation Class. Sometimes excellent writing; sometimes wearingly redundant; always depressing.
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