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Vi / Kim Thúy ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman.

Thúy, Kim, (author.). Fischman, Sheila, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 19 of 23 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 23 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F THU (Text) 35101011016487 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 01/28/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735272798
  • Physical Description: 129 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Random House Canada, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The youngest of four children and the only girl, Vi was given a name that meant 'precious, tiny one,' destined to be cosseted and protected, the family's little treasure. Daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, the Vietnam War destroys the life they've known. Vi, along with her mother and brothers, manages to escape--but her father stays behind, leaving a painful void as the rest of the family must make a new life for themselves in Canada. While her family puts down roots, life has different plans for Vi. As a young woman, she finds the world opening up to her. Taken under the wing of Hà, a worldly family friend, and her diplomat lover, Vi tests personal boundaries and crosses international ones, letting the winds of life buffet her. From Saigon to Montreal, from Suzhou to Boston to the fall of the Berlin Wall, she is witness to the immensity of the world, the intricate fabric of humanity, the complexity of love, the infinite possibilities before her. Ever the quiet observer, somehow she must find a way to finally take her place in the world."--From publisher.
Awards Note:
Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018 longlist
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Vietnamese > Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Festival of the Written Arts 2018 > Sechelt (B.C.)

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