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An American soldier (Richie) and a Vietnamese woman (Linh) fall in love and have a baby during the war in Vietnam. He attempts to marry Linh but fails to get permission from the Army and is then pulled out of Vietnam.. Linh and her son make an incredible journey to potential safety and security in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Richie builds his career and raises a family in the Un ...more
Paperback, 421 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Bookstand Publishing
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Rett Tyler
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tom Wascoe is a new Author for me. I’m not sure if this is Tom’s debut novel, and the fact I'm questioning this, means it’s either a cracking great start, or an excellent continuation of his work. Either way, it’s a resounding win-win for Tom.

Child of the Dust is a superbly captivating read. So much so, I checked out of life for a couple of days, and had close family and friends wondering if I was still alive.

The Author does a brilliant job of placing the reader right in the story from the beg
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Gail A.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vietnam in the 70s. Linh, a beautiful Vietnamese girl who works at the PX on the Army base. Richie, a GI sees her and believes it is love st first sight. The author is brilliant in setting the stage for their relationship to begin to blossom despite the cultural differences and scathing reputation of the GI’s. Linh is cautiously excited and hopes Richie will return to her shop. Even though I know it is Vietnam 1970 the sexual harassment and objectifying of the Vietnamese women by the GI’s to the ...more
Charles Ray
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
An inevitable consequence of American military presence abroad has been liaisons between American GIs and local women, resulting in mixed race children who are often not accepted by their mothers’ cultures, and who find it difficult to adjust to life outside that culture. In no conflict has that phenomenon been more glaring than the decades long Vietnam War. In Child of the Dust, Tom Wascoe gives us the story of Rich, an American soldier, who meets and falls in love with Linh, a young Vietnamese ...more
Tanya
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They meet and tell in love while he was at war in Vietnam. He is a yank and the army refuse them to marry. She is pregnant and he is sent back home. She travels to a safer place. He has a new family. Then they meet up again. What will happen next? See what will happen

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Andreea JC
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a gift from my sister. It's not my genre of books partly, but I really enjoyed it! The story was really awesome and seemed to be real, well-written. I like how the author showed Linh Phan and her feelings and emotion. I can surely say it's one of the best book!
Jeanne Angus
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The back cover of this book reports: An American soldier (Richie) and a Vietnamese woman (Linh) fall in love and have a baby during the war in Vietnam. He attempts to marry Linh but fails to get permission from the Army and is pulled out of Vietnam. Linh and her son make an incredible journey to potential safety and security in Hong Kong. . .

What it doesn't share with you is the author's depth of his characters and the complexity of those times in Vietnam for both their citizens caught up in tan
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Tom Wascoe was born in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and lives with his wife in the Chicago area. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, graduated with an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin System, and served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and a Corporate Office with a Fortune 100 company. His previous book is "Backseat."