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The deep green sea: a novel

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In The Deep Green Sea, Robert Olen Butler has created a memorable and incandescent love story between Tien, a contemporary Vietnamese woman orphaned in 1975, when the city finally fell to the Communists, and Ben, a Vietnam veteran who returns from America to a war-torn land, seeking closure and a measure of peace. Bit by bit they learn more of each other's pasts. Secrets are revealed: Ben's love affair with a Vietnamese prostitute in 1966; Tien's mixed racial heritage and her abandonment byher bar-girl mother, who feared retribution from the North Vietnamese for having given birth to one of the hated "children of dust." In Butler's hands, what follows conjures the stuff of classical tragedy and also achieves a classic reconciliation of once-warring cultures. Infused equally with eroticism and with Butler's deep and abiding reverence for Vietnamese myth and history, The Deep Green Sea is a landmark work in the literature of love and war.
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Grouped Work ID 8bc10daf-6b01-3ae7-727f-28ac0783f70d
Grouping Title deep green sea
Grouping Author butler robert olen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-23 16:45:39PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 04:42:44AM

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display_description In The Deep Green Sea, Robert Olen Butler has created an incandescent tale of modern love between a Vietnamese woman, orphaned in 1975 when Saigon fell to the Communists, and a Vietnam War veteran, returning from America to seek closure for decades-old emotional wounds. The more they nurture the love between them, the more they learn about each other, the more complex and dangerous their relationship becomes, and what follows conjures classical tragedy, infused with intense eroticism and with Butler's reverence for Vietnamese mythology and history. The Deep Green Sea is a landmark work in the literature of love and war.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Love stories, Racially mixed children -- Fiction, Vietnam -- History -- 1975- -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction
title_display The deep green sea : a novel
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