Ticket to Childhood
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This, the novel’s first appearance outside Vietnam, marks the arrival, in English, of a hugely appealing and engaging author. The story of a man looking back on his life, Ticket to Childhood captures the texture of childhood in all of its richness. As we learn of the small miracles and tragedies that made up the narrator’s life—the misadventures and the misdeeds—we meet his long-lost friends, none of whom can forget how rich their lives once were. And even if Nguyen Nhat Anh can’t take us back to our own childhoods, he captures those innocent times with a great deftness. A fable that will charm adults and move children, Ticket to Childhood is sure to capture the hearts of American readers.
The Overlook Press, 9781468309591, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 26, 2014
About the Author
Nguyen Nhat Anh is an acclaimed writer who has published many stories and novels for adults and children, though Give Me a Ticket to Childhood is his first book to appear in English. He has won many prizes, including the Southeast Asian Writers Award. He lives in Ho Chi Minh City.
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