The Beauty of Humanity Movement

By Camilla Gibb
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143120605, 310pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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Description
The acclaimed author of "Sweetness in the Belly" journeys to Vietnam in this rich and tantalizing new novel.

Raised in the United States but Vietnamese by birth, Maggie has come to Hanoi seeking clues to the fate of her father, a dissident artist who disappeared during the war. Her search brings her to Old Man Hu'ng's pho stall. The old man once had a shop frequented by revolutionary artists, but now Tu', a hustling young entrepreneur, is his most faithful customer. Maggie, Hu'ng, and Tu' come together during a highly charged season that will mark them forever. Exploring the indelible legacies of war and art, as well as love's power to renew, "The Beauty of Humanity Movement" is a stellar achievement by a globally renowned literary light.




About the Author
Camilla Gibb was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Oxford University for which she conducted fieldwork in Ethiopia. Her two previous novels, Mouthing the Words and The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life, have been translated into eleven languages and published to rave reviews around the world. She is one of 21 writers on the "Orange Futures List" -- a list of young writers to watch, compiled by the jury of the prestigious Orange Prize. She is currently Writer in Residence at the University of Toronto.
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