“These are interesting short stories about Vietnamese immigrants -- sad characters caught between two cultures. I read the book slowly over a long period of time -- picking it up whenever there was a break in reading novels. ”Marilynn wrote this review Thursday, April 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a very short story but has good immersion for its length.”Nancy wrote this review Wednesday, August 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“At what point is it okay to retaliate when someone threatens us or when what they say is perceived as a threat? When you know an attack on oneself or a loved one is inevitable? Where does forgiveness come in? In forgiving yourself? In forgiving another?
Viet's wife was threatened by another and he (Viet) took action. Now he's faced with some ugly language against his 13-year old daughter and that doesn't sit well with him.
Not saying more. ”
“Short story. Vivid-tense.”Jocelyn P wrote this review Sunday, July 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good, but very short. Left a lot of loose ends.left ”Ray M wrote this review Friday, March 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A Vietnamese man still full of traditions, working hard to make it in America reflects on his past actions, life and uses it to control a potentially deadly situation. Well written, with a very lifelike main character.”Dianne wrote this review Saturday, November 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No