Em | 9781838415907 | Kim Thuy

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:23/09/2021 by Seven Stories Press UK


Emma-Jade and Louis are born into the havoc of the Vietnam War.

Orphaned, saved and cared for by adults coping with the chaos of Saigon in free-fall, they become children of the Vietnamese diaspora.

Through the linked destinies of characters connected by birth and destiny, the novel zigzags between the rubber plantations of Indochina; daily life in Saigon during the war as people find ways to survive and help each other; Operation Babylift, which evacuated thousands of biracial orphans from Saigon in April 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War; and today’s global nail polish and nail salon industry, largely driven by former Vietnamese refugees – and everything in between.

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