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Against the Flood

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Against the Flood caused a sensation in Viet Nam when it was published in 1999 because of its controversial description of sex and politics in that country. The plot revolves around a writer, Khiem, whose book is banned and who is publicly censured by his contemporaries, while the tangled relationships in his own circle involve drug-trafficking and adultery. His lover, a p ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Curbstone Books (first published 1999)
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I was unable to finish this book. While the story was interesting, the writing or the translation made it almost unreadable, the characters were caricatures, not real people and plot was to contrived.
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