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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Quyen Ngo

Fiction • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Narrator Quyen Ngo, who also voiced bestselling author Nguyen's debut, THE MOUNTAINS SING, captivates listeners with this thought-provoking historical novel. The fictionalized account, drawn from the author's dissertation research, explores the often overlooked lives of Amerasians in Vietnam, children conceived during the Vietnam War between American GIs and Vietnamese women. Ngo's soothing voice and fluency with the Vietnamese language immerse listeners in three interweaving storylines that move between 1969 and 2016. Two Vietnamese sisters work as bar girls during the war and, decades later, a dark-skinned Amerasian named Phong looks for his parents while an American vet with PTSD named Dan returns to Vietnam. In this emotionally stirring listen, Ngo captures the story's reflective mood and elevates the characters' humanity. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781649041425 $27.99

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