Monday, October 08, 2012

Review: Ru: A Novel

Ru: A Novel
Ru: A Novel by Kim Thúy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I woke up at 5 a.m. this morning and savoured the quiet by reading this book in around two hours. It's lovely - the use of language, the way the tiny slivers of life wander back and forth between past and present and future. It recalled my trip to Vietnam and the experience of being back in Canada. Fantastic little book. I really hope it wins the Giller (and I now really hope to read the rest of the nominees, in the hopes that they are also this good.)

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