Paradise of the Blind: A Novel
Paradise of the Blind is an exquisite portrait of three Vietnamese women struggling to survive in a society where subservience to men is expected and Communist corruption crushes every dream. Through the eyes of Hang, a young woman in her twenties who has grown up amidst the slums and intermittent beauty of Hanoi, we come to know the tragedy of her family as land reform rips apart their village. When her uncle Chinh‘s political loyalties replace family devotion, Hang is torn between her mother‘s appalling self–sacrifice and the bitterness of her aunt who can avenge but not forgive. Only by freeing herself from the past will Hang be able to find dignity –– and a future.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eadieburke - LibraryThing
This book was an excellent look at the affects of Communism on the lives of the characters who lived in a small village in Hanoi. The characters are very vivid and well developed. The author describes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
This book, written by a Vietnamese Woman and translated to English by Phan Huy Duong and Nina McPerson, is set in Vietnam and Russia after the Vietnam War with the U.S. and tells the story of Hang ... Read full review