Saturday, May 20, 2017

Such a lovely little war: Saigon 1961-63

Such a lovely little war: Saigon 1961-63 / Marcelino Truong, 273 pgs.

The author was a very young boy early in the Vietnam War.  His father was a diplomat and his mother, a French national.  They lived in Saigon as things were heating up.  Nobody thought the war would affect the city but as time went on, things got dicier.  The author's mother suffered from extreme stress and developed bi-polar disorder due to the difficulty coping.  This memoir uses letters written by the author's mother, historical facts  as well as the perspective of a young boy.  The illustrations are great and the story shows a different perspective on the war and its effect on the family.

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