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    they had begun calling her Rabbit naming her for the full moon that had licked her clean The rabbit with its innocence its youthfulness its long bright ears that hear everything in the realms of both the living and the dead Rabbit because the world is full of rabbits Rabbit because by sheer force of numbers the rabbit walks among us unnoticed but pandemicBorn in the war ravaged country of Vietnam Rabbit is pulled from the earth from her dead mother’s body and is blessed – or perhaps cursed would be appropriate – with the gift of hearing the voices of the dead This is not just Rabbit’s story; it is a narrative of the Vietnamese people – their suffering and tremendous loss over the course of a complex history We learn of this history through those voices that come to Rabbit as she traverses her country with her makeshift family a group of individuals that flee to find a place of greater safety a place to try to begin a life that has some semblance of stability The voices are those of the living with whom she travels and meets along the way but also the voices of the dead that have perished during the times of French colonialism the Vietnam War and during the period of post war reconstruction It is a tragic story and one that will make you ache as you learn the misery of these people and this country Everywhere the world was charred The bones of trees stood like primordial signposts warning of pestilence and death In the moonlight the earth looked blackened like the skin of a fishThe author uan Barry is a poet and her writing is sublime I truly got wrapped up in the beauty of her words despite the grim truth and sorrow of which she writes Magical realism can be hit or miss for me and here it was definitely a hit I loved the way the use of a mystical element helped to illuminate the history of Vietnam It felt like the dead were literally screaming for recognition for their unheard stories to be told Those stories are important and ones with which I was not previously familiar My understanding of Vietnam history is uite basic and this book shed a lot light on the subject and has piued my interest in learning I had a bit of trouble reading this as the timeline would shift back and forth in time This was partly due to my own ignorance regarding the history so I just needed to focus on the year as given by the author before each section of the book But often within a section there would be a flashback to a previous time – so concentration is reuiredI recommend this book to anyone that enjoys historical fiction and doesn’t mind a bit of magical realism and those that savor a very lyrical prose The beauty of Vietnam is reflected from the pages even while your heart breaks for the Vietnamese Three things cannot be hidden long the sun the moon and the truth Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened


  2. says:

    Beautiful This is a prime example of how a poet excels in the novel form The poetry gracefully occurred throughout the book I cannot emphasize enough the sheer gorgeous language found in this bookThe story is magical and gripping It tells of French colonialism in Vietnam and later of the American war as well as a bit afterI must mention my appreciation for this book especially its placing the Vietnam experience of that period in some context and shedding light on that history portraying both north and south tensions and perspectives and including elements about the ethnic minorities of Vietnam and about neighboring Cambodia and Laos Lastly I so appreciated how non English languages were handled For instance a Russian statement simply occurs in Cyrillic writing An explanation or contextual clue followsI'm keeping this book and glad that I had purchased it


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    XXX I received this novel as a Goodreads Giveaway from Alfred A Knopf Penguin Random House and uan Barry Thank you so much for allowing me to read this novelMy husband is a Vietnam vet two tours in 1964 65 66 He and I have both read this book and shared ideas impressions and their impact on each of us in our own hearts First this is a fantastic read For me it was a bit confusing as the chapters jump back and forth in time I often had to place the events in a mental time line to see the story unfurl properly That said this is a book I would recommend to everyone The horror of wartime we see in our history and readings are the army against army World War images The wars fought on our soil the Revolution War of 1812 Civil War we see as a real but vague obstruction of daily life for a short period of time until it was over Vietnam has been at war for a thousand years Daily life in country is ever changing ever uncertain ever deadly This book follows Rabbit and her family from the early 1960's and on through the present as they try to survive often moving in the dark of night often hungry and without medical assistance always in fear Families minus males who have been forced into the military of both sides during the conflict and in labor camps and state run farms at any time The beauty the verdant life of Vietnam and her people comes through on every page Anyone with a connection to Vietnam be it soldiers and their families or the Houstonian who shops west of Beltway 8 should read this book


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    It's obvious uan Barry writes poetry this book is filled with poetic imagery Once I started it I could barely put it down It reminds me of One Hundred Years Of Solitude with flashes of magical realism as well as how it follows the characters through time The author references the Buddhist Wheel Of Life and the book's structure reinforces this idea A truly incredible book about a topic many westerners haven't given much thought to highly recommend


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    Poetic and mystical a story of Vietnam and its people from the French occupation through the VietnamAmerican war This is the story of a girl Rabbit who is born and buried alive with her dead mother Little Mother When she is found three days later Rabbit is able to hear the dead speak We learn of the reeducation camps the struggles between north and south Vietnam life living in floating communities the rubber plantations such as Terres Noires the disformed fetuses from chemicals the parents were exposed to and the journey of refugees by land and boat fleeing to and from Vietnam Cambodia and Laos At times the book is raw and shocking with details of the war and the voices of the dead wanting to tell the story of what happened at their site The story can be hard to follow because within chapters paragraphs blend in and out of other segments of the overall storyMystical each in their own way are Ba the mother of Tu whom a Frenchman once extinguished a cigarette on her breast leaving a scar; Lam the medicine man who has copper wires driven through the palms of his hands and is the friend of Ba's with whom he shared the dragon fruit; An the man with the brown right eye and blue left eye who asks Tu to remember him in his prayers; ui whose mother Huyen aborts ui's fetus because war is no time to have a child and ui's breasts forever leak milk; Tu with the red diamond birth mark on his face who is the father of Rabbit; the Plain of Jars in LaoshttpplainofjarsnetindexhtmIn the long river fish swim off without a trace Fated in love we can wait a thousand years Who tends the paddy repairs its dike Whoever has true love shall meet But when?In the truck bed the prisoners stand shoulder to shoulder their arms held out in front of thrm where in lieu of rope someone has speared a length of copper wire through the center of their hands the men strung together like fish on a line each man wired to the other Already their hands are growing green and useless And when you see him the man you have always loved as you invariably will your love riding in the back of a truck with wire running though his palms under the hot September sun don't cry out Don't acknowledge his presence His swollen hands sewn to his neighbor's his back riddled with fresh weltsHow the Americans would send fighter jets to bomb an area houses and roads and animals all destroyed for the sake of a single bridge Little did they know that by nightfall the rivers were again being crossed By light of the moon the peasants would stand shoulder to shoulder in the muddy waters then bend over their backs like wooden planks Entire villages were lined up even the elderly each becoming a single stone in the human road The the NVA would roll a series of bicycles over the living bridge bicycles loaded with rice and ammunition and medicineThree things cannot be hidden long the sun the moon and the truth Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened


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    This review first appeared in the Los Angeles Times 's a true dumb American confession I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the US I'm not much of a history buff and I find it takes a skillful engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same time uan Barry as it turns out is just that kind of author In her debut novel She Weeps Each Time You're Born the Saigon born poet guides us through the history of modern Vietnam with a deft mix of folklore magical realism and stories of struggle and hardship that feel yanked right out of historyThe book spans three turbulent decades beginning with the unusual birth of a girl named Rabbit along the Song Ma River at the height of the Vietnam War under the full rabbit moon six feet below ground in a wooden box her mother's hands cold as ice overhead the bats of good fortune flitting through the dark By 2001 when the narrative ends she has become a living legend — in a silvery room inside Rabbit's head she hears and acknowledges the voices of the deadAnd Vietnam is filled with these dead their bodies and ghosts and voices It's a nation of people who have been dying from war for over a thousand years Everywhere their faces buried in the road The novel is framed by a chorus of the dead each chapter introduced with their eerie narration They unroll the developing legend of Rabbit the folklore and spirituality of Vietnam They observe and they wait So many of us still here sleeping in the earth until someone decides it is time to sort us out and take us homeDeath pervades every section of the novel which is structured around vivid snapshots of Rabbit's life at critical moments of Vietnam's history She and her family flee south after the end of the war people pushing south as if just the word south could save them; they try to escape with a crew of Cambodian refugees She listens to both the living and the dead and other narratives embed themselves in her experience — her grandmother's time at a rubber plantation in the days of French Indochina an ex prisoner's trials at a re education campRabbit's gift allows her to bring a measure of peace and resolution to the rustling dead The simple act of someone hearing them an acknowledgment and then they can go wherever it is they go Her acknowledgment is humane and apolitical and as her psychic abilities bring her to prominence she poses a threat to the war's northern victors who would rather ignore the southern deadThe novel is haunting and beautiful its power multiplied by Barry's mastery of language Her prose reads at times like poetry the innumerable flames like a flock of moons the sound of the bees' thrumming a dark electricity; at other times it pierces clear and spare Nobody said anything And with that they began to suspect one another She pulls off both a mystical talking parakeet and a page long sentence written in the second person both tricks I know better than to try at homeWith She Weeps Each Time You're Born Barry does her own part in acknowledging her homeland's dead Like Rabbit she taps into history and makes sure they are not forgotten Through her voice they are counted their stories told Our only task is to listen


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    I really wish that Goodreads would let you use half stars to rate books because I feel like 3 stars is mediocre which this book is not but I have trouble giving it 4 This is not really one of those couldn't put it down reads On the contrary you have to take your time and really concentrate There is minimal punctuation which can be confusing when people say something or there is a flashback in the middle of a 'present day scene' but you do get used to that after a bit The book itself is less than 300 pages and while you should by no means rush through it is difficult to read if you take too long of a break in between sittings Lots of characters pop up at various times and if you're not on point then you will be sitting there trying to place where and when you know that person fromI immensely enjoyed how much political and cultural meat went into the book There were several times that I took a break from reading in order to research a particular event or place which was mentioned being an American born in the 80s I have minimal exposure to Vietnam other than 'the war' The imagery used was fantastic and the main character Rabbit was very likeable and made me want to follow her journey At the end though I am left wondering if perhaps I am too stupid to thoroughly appreciate this book? There were numerous ongoing mythological themes that I feel like the author was trying to blend into the story but I sometimes had trouble connecting And that was particularly evident in the end While all of the reviews I've seen on here praise the depth and beauty of this book I almost want to read it a second time to see if it has of an impact Either way a beautiful way of showing the struggles and people of Vietnam


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    i'm obsessedok see this book is beautifully written which isn't a surprised considering the author's a poet but it's also beautiful because it's so comprehensive in its articulation of vietnamese history sans americanisms it tells of a history long before the americans came and long after they leftit's a book about VIETNAM and i like history written in such a poetic opaue style because i'm captured by the country its history and its people i know jack about vietnam aside from the vietnam war and i feel compelled to learn and THE SYMPATHIZER is on my tbr and I can't waitalso the SEA region is so popular among western solo backpackers because it offers really budget friendly travel and i'm a travel enthusiast myself so i've obviously been low key planning a huge trip around SEA for awhile but now i think i need to take a step back one day when i walk in vietnam i need to acknowledge being american and understand being vietnamese metaphorically bc i am not actually vietnamese have no ties to vietnam whether as a northerner a southerner an ethnic minority or otherwise i need to really feel it in the all encompassing way that rabbit hears the dead


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    Ok uite honestly I'd give this 15 stars It wasn't bad enough for me to uit listening but I didn't really enjoy it I reserve 1 stars for books I can't finish I do believe this books suffered from me reading it as an audio book as I didn't really like the reader and the book jumped around in time and was uite confusing in audio I may edit this review after the book group maybe I missed something But I doubt it


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    The writing was exuisite I would want to read passages to Dave listen to this sentence its magical The author is a poet and this is her first novel The book is set in Vietnam and is about a young girl who is born under mysterious circumstances and can hear the voices of the dead Highly recommend


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Uan Barry’s luminous fiction debut brings us the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification a child gifted with the otherworldly ability to hear the voices of the dead   At the peak of the war in Vietnam a baby girl is born along the Song Ma River XXX I received this novel as a Goodreads Giveaway from Alfred A Knopf Penguin Random House and uan Barry Thank you so much for allowing me to read this novelMy husband is a Vietnam vet two tours in 1964 65 66 He and I have both read this book and shared ideas impressions and their impact on each of us in our own hearts First this is a fantastic read For me it was a bit confusing as the chapters jump back and forth in time I often had to place the events in a mental time line to see the story unfurl properly That said this is a book I would recommend to everyone The horror of wartime we see in our history and readings are the army against army World War images The wars fought on our soil the Revolution War of 1812 Civil War we see as a real but vague obstruction of daily life for a short period of time until it was over Vietnam has been at war for a thousand years Daily life in country is ever changing ever uncertain ever deadly This book follows Rabbit and her family from the early 1960's and on through the present as they try to survive often moving in the dark of night often hungry and without medical assistance always in fear Families minus males who have been forced into the military of both sides during the conflict and in labor camps and state run farms at any time The beauty the verdant life of Vietnam and her people comes through on every page Anyone with a connection to Vietnam be it soldiers and their families or the Houstonian who shops west of Beltway 8 should read this book Facha of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification a child gifted with the TRILOGÍA COMPLETA UN GIN TONIC, POR FAVOR otherworldly ability to hear the voices Fil. Filosofía. Aula 3D - 9788468229485 of the dead   At the peak Topofilia (General) of the war in Vietnam a baby girl is born along the Song Ma River XXX I received this novel as a Goodreads Giveaway from Alfred A Knopf Penguin Random House and uan Barry Thank you so much for allowing me to read this novelMy husband is a Vietnam vet two tours in 1964 65 66 He and I have both read this book and shared ideas impressions and their impact Lingua galega e literatura 2º ESO. LOMCE (Libro de texto) on each Manual de albañilería of us in Gramatika Dbh 1, ikaslearen liburua (i.bai.berri proiektua) - 9788483946220 our Thomas Dekker. Mi lucha. own hearts First this is a fantastic read For me it was a bit confusing as the chapters jump back and forth in time I Sintoísmo. La Vía De Los Kami (Filosofía y Religión) often had to place the events in a mental time line to see the story unfurl properly That said this is a book I would recommend to everyone The horror Durar más en el sexo: Controla cuerpo y mente. Olvídate de la crema y spray retardante of wartime we see in Shipwrecks around Lands End our history and readings are the army against army World War images The wars fought Modern Spain on Journey into Madness our soil the Revolution War Sgàile (Espectro) (Espectro) (Taibhse, of 1812 Civil War we see as a real but vague Essential Classic X-Men, Vol. 3 obstruction Body Types of daily life for a short period Ändere nicht deinen Partner, ändere dich selbst: Negative Beziehungsmuster erkennen und auflösen: So machen Sie nie wieder dieselben Fehler of time until it was Le Thésaurus - Dictionnaire des Analogies over Vietnam has been at war for a thousand years Daily life in country is ever changing ever uncertain ever deadly This book follows Rabbit and her family from the early 1960's and Enslaved in Unknown World on through the present as they try to survive The Mountain and the Fathers often moving in the dark News from a New Republic of night Beginner's Guide to ZBrush often hungry and without medical assistance always in fear Families minus males who have been forced into the military diseno de moda conceptos basicos y aplicaciones practicas de ilustracion de moda of both sides during the conflict and in labor camps and state run farms at any time The beauty the verdant life Los asquerosos of Vietnam and her people comes through Speakout Advanced Plus 2nd Edition Students Book/DVD-ROM/Workbook/StudyBooster Spain Pack on every page Anyone with a connection to Vietnam be it soldiers and their families Trilogía El Club or the Houstonian who shops west GULLIVERS TRAVELS 1ºESO BAR of Beltway 8 should read this book

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She Weeps Each Time You're Born

On the night of the full moon This is Rabbit who will journey away from her destroyed village with a makeshift family thrown together by war Here is a Vietnam we’ve never encountered before through Rabbit’s inexplicable but radiant intuition we are privy to an intimate version of history from the days of French Indochina and the World War II rubber plan This review first appeared in the Los Angeles Times 's a true dumb American confession I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the US I'm not much of a history buff and I find it takes a skillful engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same time uan Barry as it turns out is just that kind of author In her debut novel She Weeps Each Time You're Born the Saigon born poet guides us through the history of modern Vietnam with a deft mix of folklore magical realism and stories of struggle and hardship that feel yanked right out of historyThe book spans three turbulent decades beginning with the unusual birth of a girl named Rabbit along the Song Ma River at the height of the Vietnam War under the full rabbit moon six feet below ground in a wooden box her mother's hands cold as ice overhead the bats of good fortune flitting through the dark By 2001 when the narrative ends she has become a living legend — in a silvery room inside Rabbit's head she hears and acknowledges the voices of the deadAnd Vietnam is filled with these dead their bodies and ghosts and voices It's a nation of people who have been dying from war for over a thousand years Everywhere their faces buried in the road The novel is framed by a chorus of the dead each chapter introduced with their eerie narration They unroll the developing legend of Rabbit the folklore and spirituality of Vietnam They observe and they wait So many of us still here sleeping in the earth until someone decides it is time to sort us out and take us homeDeath pervades every section of the novel which is structured around vivid snapshots of Rabbit's life at critical moments of Vietnam's history She and her family flee south after the end of the war people pushing south as if just the word south could save them; they try to escape with a crew of Cambodian refugees She listens to both the living and the dead and other narratives embed themselves in her experience — her grandmother's time at a rubber plantation in the days of French Indochina an ex prisoner's trials at a re education campRabbit's gift allows her to bring a measure of peace and resolution to the rustling dead The simple act of someone hearing them an acknowledgment and then they can go wherever it is they go Her acknowledgment is humane and apolitical and as her psychic abilities bring her to prominence she poses a threat to the war's northern victors who would rather ignore the southern deadThe novel is haunting and beautiful its power multiplied by Barry's mastery of language Her prose reads at times like poetry the innumerable flames like a flock of moons the sound of the bees' thrumming a dark electricity; at other times it pierces clear and spare Nobody said anything And with that they began to suspect one another She pulls off both a mystical talking parakeet and a page long sentence written in the second person both tricks I know better than to try at homeWith She Weeps Each Time You're Born Barry does her own part in acknowledging her homeland's dead Like Rabbit she taps into history and makes sure they are not forgotten Through her voice they are counted their stories told Our only task is to listen Foc latent of the full moon This is Rabbit who will journey away from her destroyed village with a makeshift family thrown together by war Here is a Vietnam we’ve never encountered before through Rabbit’s inexplicable but radiant intuition we are privy to an intimate version Mrs Queen Takes the Train of history from the days Planisferio celeste. 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free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Quan Barry

Tations through the chaos of postwar reunification With its use of magical realism Rabbit’s ability to “hear” the dead the novel reconstructs a turbulent historical period through a painterly human lens This is the moving story of one woman’s struggle to unearth the true history of Vietnam while simultaneously carving out a place for herself within i i'm obsessedok see this book is beautifully written which isn't a surprised considering the author's a poet but it's also beautiful because it's so comprehensive in its articulation of vietnamese history sans americanisms it tells of a history long before the americans came and long after they leftit's a book about VIETNAM and i like history written in such a poetic opaue style because i'm captured by the country its history and its people i know jack about vietnam aside from the vietnam war and i feel compelled to learn and THE SYMPATHIZER is on my tbr and I can't waitalso the SEA region is so popular among western solo backpackers because it offers really budget friendly travel and i'm a travel enthusiast myself so i've obviously been low key planning a huge trip around SEA for awhile but now i think i need to take a step back one day when i walk in vietnam i need to acknowledge being american and understand being vietnamese metaphorically bc i am not actually vietnamese have no ties to vietnam whether as a northerner a southerner an ethnic minority or otherwise i need to really feel it in the all encompassing way that rabbit hears the dead