Vietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van AnhVietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van Anh
Vietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van Anh

Review |
80 years of Vietnam’s fraught history distilled in poet’s debut novel The Mountains Sing

  • Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s first novel follows four generations of one family through eight decades of recent history in Vietnam
  • One idea proposed by the interconnecting stories is that of a series of impossible choices made between ideals and harsh reality

Topic |   Books and Literature
Vietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van AnhVietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van Anh
Vietnamese author and poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Photo: Vu Thá Van Anh
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