Paradise of the Blind - Study Guide Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

D??ng Thu H??ng
This Study Guide consists of approximately 67 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paradise of the Blind.
This section contains 822 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paradise of the Blind Study Guide

Chapter 1 Summary

In a first person voice, the novel tells the story of a young girl, Hang, as she grows up in the slums of Hanoi. Raised by her mother, a poor street vendor named Que, Hang eventually learns the truth about her father's disappearance and her uncle's role in it during the time of Land Reform. Over the years, she becomes close to her father's sister, Aunt Tam, who is as bitter of the past as she is wealthy. Hang gives up her college aspirations to spend her young adulthood as a textile worker in Russia to help support her mother after she loses a leg in an accident. When her aunt dies, she must make a choice to fulfill her aunt's request and stay in her family's village or change the dysfunctional family pattern by moving on. She chooses to leave in pursuit of her own dreams...

(read more from the Chapter 1 Summary)

This section contains 822 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paradise of the Blind Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Paradise of the Blind from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.