The House on Dream Street
Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam
By Dana Sachs
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565122918, 348pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2000
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Sachs takes us through two years of eye-opening experiences: from her terrifying bicycle accidents on the busy streets of Hanoi to how she is begged to find a buyer for the remains of American "poes and meeas" (POWs and MIAs). "The House on Dream Street" is also the story of a community and the people who become inextricably, lovingly, a part of Sachs's life, whether it's her landlady who wonders why at twenty-nine she's not married, the children who giggle when she tries to speak the language, or Phai, the motorcycle mechanic she falls for.
"The House on Dream Street" is both the story of a country on the cusp of change and of a woman learning to know her own heart.