Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The novel opens with les boat-people, a belittling term under which Vietnamese fleeing from occupied/liberated (depending on whom you are speaking to) Saigon became known to the world. We meet Bon and our Sympathizer right where we left them – making their way to France from a communist reeducation camp. You don’t have to read the first book to start this one (although why wouldn’t you?), a comprehensive brief is provided.

Nonsense: Listen Carefully

Babies in the womb have shown increased brain activity when exposed to music, which is one of the reasons the Beethoven hypothesis began to receive attention. Will embryonic exposure to the virtuoso notes cause your child to become a genius, a general, or at least a pop singer?! Not necessarily…

Twinkling Toes!

Twinkling Toes!

Toes are one of the most tortured areas of our body, with the heaviest burden to bare. Just over 100 years ago in China it was common practice to bind…

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