The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam Summary
Bao Ninh

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The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam Summary

This novel is the story of a North Vietnamese soldier, Kien, and his experiences before, during, and after the Vietnam War of the 1960's and 70's. Unstructured but never rambling, the book is an intense, vivid, and empathetic portrayal of an emotionally traumatized mind that experiences survivor guilt. The book is written in the style of a stream of consciousness with shifts of narrative tense juxtaposed with descriptions of both recent...

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