Review of “Ru” by Kim Thúy.

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My review of Kim Thúy’s beautiful short novel Ru is now live over at Ploughshares. A sample to give you a feel for the book:

Much of Ru, Kim Thúy’s first novel, is autobiographical. An émigré from Vietnam who now lives in Montreal, Thúy writes in French, translated here by Sheila Fischman. Composed of short, dreamlike vignettes—each verges on a prose poem—the novel is Thúy’s life story, which unfolds with past and present battling line by line.

The Kindle edition is only three bucks. Highly recommended.