Ru / Kim Thuy ; translated by Sheila Fischman.

A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Thuy's Governor General's Literary Award-winning RU is a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on...

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Main Author: Thúy, Kim.
Other Authors: Fischman, Sheila.
Published: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2012.
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Summary: A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Thuy's Governor General's Literary Award-winning RU is a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec.
Physical Description: 160 p.
Language: English
Awards: Giller Prize Finalist 2012
Canada Reads Finalist 2015
Canada Reads Winner 2015
ISBN: 9780307359701
9780307359711 (pbk.)
0307359719
Author Notes: Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Th#65533;y left Vietman with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner and food commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing.

Sheila Fischman is the award-winning translator of some 150 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008 she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier de l'Ordre national du Qu#65533;bec. She lives in Montreal.