Beauty of Humanity Movement
By Camilla Gibb
(Atlantic, Paperback, 9781848877948)
Publication Date: April 2012
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2011 Indie Next List
“A Vietnamese-American woman returns to the land of her birth to discover what she can about her dissident father who was last seen around the time of the fall of Saigon. Befriending an itinerant maker of pho - a traditional noodle soup - who may have known him, she slowly learns the fate of the dissidents while rediscovering the culture she was removed from as a child. This is a lovely and touching story that provides a moving portrait of daily life of the Vietnamese people both during the war and now.”
-- Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Set in contemporary Vietnam, "The Beauty of Humanity Movement" is a skillfully wrought novel about the reverberation of conflict through generations, the enduring legacy of art, and the redemption and renewal of love.