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RU (VOIR LIBRE-EXPRESSION CHEZ ADP) (French) Paperback – Jan 5 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: LIANA LEVI (ÉDITIONS) (2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 286746532X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2867465321
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,073,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Kim Thúy a quitté le Vietnam avec d'autres boat people à l'âge de dix ans. Elle vit à Montréal depuis une trentaine d'années. Son parcours est hors du commun. Elle confie avoir fait toutes sortes de métiers - couturière, interprète, avocate, restauratrice - avant de se lancer dans l'écriture (en français) de ce premier roman.


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Very easy to read (took me 3 hours) and beautifully written. The author shares her experience as a young boat people settling in and taking root in Quebec. It is mostly a collection of souvenirs and impressions. I was touched by the profound humanity that translates from her experience.
Great read.
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I read the book in English and loved the connections between the world of Kim's homeland and the world she found in Quebec. I taught many children here in Victoria who were boat kids and I loved their resiliency and their hard work. I loved how welcome Kim felt in Quebec. It all made me want to read the book in French and I wasn't disappointed. There is a lilt and a flow to the writing in French that is very engaging. My French is good but not perfect and I found the language quite easy to read, a very strong voice for sure!
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Ce livre se lit très rapidement, car tout en légèreté et subtilité. Le texte n'est pas dense: le lecteur peut reprendre son souffle entre chacune des pages de cette écriture fragmentée qui balance entre le Vietnam et le Québec. Un livre d'une belle poésie qui demandera une relecture pour découvrir des aspects non vus à la première lecture.
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Quel beau livre ! Magnifiquement écrit, tout en finesse même s’il comprend quelques passages réalistes. D’histoire en histoire, d’épisode en épisode, c’est toute l’histoire d’une vie déracinée cherchant à retrouver un sens, une direction, un nouveau point d’attache dans un monde inconnu. Avec ses moments de grande détresse mais aussi de grande gratitude à l’occasion d’un geste ici ou là qui rend le tout plus supportable. Puis viennent l’apprentissage d’une autre vie, la découverte et l’adhésion à d’autres façons de vivre et de penser et, enfin, la reconnaissance de se sentir acceptée et de pouvoir contribuer à la société du pays d’accueil.
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Un petit livre qui laisse une grande impression. On retrouve les parfums du Viet Nam et les affres de l'exode sans aucun clichés. Thuy parle du fond de son coeur, simplement. Des phrases courtes, un récit comme un collage d'une vie. Cela m'a donné envie de lire le reste de son oeuvre.
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What a breautiful translation of a beautifully written book. Kim Thuy has a way with words and pictures that puts you in the story and tugs at your emotions at the same time. Her other book Man is also worth reading. Congratulations on winning Canada Reads.
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