Paradise of the Blind - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Dương Thu Hương
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Que decides she can no longer live in the village, as there is too much hostility toward her brother. She looks and sounds a lot like him so is a constant reminder of her brother's cruelty to the villagers. She mortgages the ancestral home to a relative and leaves for Hanoi. Ten years later Hang is born in her mother's hut in a working class slum. Every morning the street vendors are up early to sale their wares, ranging from sticky rice and dumplings to crab soup and other snack foods. The smell from their cooking creates an overwhelming aroma that helps minimize the stench from the sewers and garbage. One of Hang's earliest memories is listening to the songs of the street vendors outside her home. Her mother is one of the vendors, selling food snacks out of a hamper. After her mother leaves for work...

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