Memories of a pure spring / Duong Thu Huong ; translated from the Vietnamese by Nina McPherson and Phan Huy DuongMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Edition: ISBN: 9780140298437; 0-14-029843-6; 978-0-330-48826-6; 0-330-48826-0; 978-0-7868-6581-9; 0-7868-6581-4Other classification: He | Heevea.01
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Memories of a Pure Spring is a mesmerizing portrait of modern Vietnam and its people who struggle to survive under the complexities of a post-war regime. During the Vietnam war, Hung, a well-known composer, becomes enchanted by the voice and beauty of a young peasant girl named Suong. He invites her to join his troupe; she becomes his wife and his star performer. But after the war, Hung loses his job, setting off a series of events that drive him and Suong into a destructive spiral. One of Vietnam's most popular writers, Duong Thu Huong draws on her own experiences to describe life at the battlefront, the conditions of a "re-education" camp, and the texture and rhythm, scents and sounds, of a provincial Vietnamese city. Most of all, she tells a haunting, universal story of failed love.