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by Lauren Tom,Nina Vida

eBook Goodbye Saigon: A Novel ePub
Author: Lauren Tom,Nina Vida
Language: English
ISBN: 0787102180
ISBN13: 978-0787102180
Publisher: Dove Audio (January 1, 1995)
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 136
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ePub file: 1132 kb
Fb2 file: 1570 kb

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Lauren Tom bring's Vida's already vivid characters vibrantly alive. The abridgMent successfully handles the flashbacks to Ahn's homeland, Vietnam, giving sufficient background to this well-rounded character. However, her partner, Jana, is not given the same attention, and some of the subplots involving her family are not fully resolved. Narrator Tom's pleasing voice overrides any shortcomings of the abridgment, making this audiobook a pleasure.

Download Audiobooks by Nina Vida to your device. Together they set up a bogus law practice in Little Saigon in which Anh supplies the clients while Jana plays lawyer. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Narrated by: Lauren Tom. Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins. Release date: 02-07-09.

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Nina Vidais the author of six previous novels:Scam,Return from Darkness,Maximillian’s Garden,Goodbye Saigon,Between Sisters, andThe End of Marriage. She lives with her husband in Huntington Beach, California. That Vida brings so much fresh energy to the timeworn Western genre-complex characters, engaging stories, cutting-edge historical revisionism-is no small feat. Austin American-Statesman.

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When her lawyer boss disappears, Anh and his secretary set up a bogus law practice in which Anh supplies the clients while Jana plays attorney. 2 cassettes.
Geny
This book by far is one of the best books I have read in over a year. It's impossible to stop reading. To paraphrase a warning on cigarette cartons: WARNING:The Reading of This Book Could be Hazardous to Your Mental Health. I laughed. I cried. I worried. I was in Anh's world, walking a tightrope across a chasm of memories of the past in South Vietnam, and the Now, in Orange County, Southern California, where cultural memories do a collective cha cha on surreal mirrors, and nothing is black or white.

I am an author and a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Nina Vida did her homework. All is uncannily accurate. The fact that she, an Anglo , can climb into the life of a Vietnamese woman, obviously reflecting a real life person, and do so with authenticity, says much for the author's skill as a writer. She cannot, like most authors, insert parts of her own personality into Anh, the character the book is centered around, as Vida is neither Vietnamese nor a Vietnam Veteran. I have met Anh's in my lifetime. They are rough gems, unpolished jade, that stand out, whether they want to or not. Living in the Orange now of what was then, is akin to walking through a complex maze, strewn with booby traps, claymore mines, trip flares, and punji sticks . . . A world few outside this realm can understand. Nina Vida had to have met and become the Ahn she writes about. A stellar writing.

I purposely avoid giving you glimpses of the book, as to do so may rob you of some of the joy I experienced in reading this book. When I finished the book, I didn't want it to end. Thank God, a sequel is planned by Vida titled, Anh.
Lbe
I think that a little background is in order before I begin the body of this review. Nina Vida, the author of __LITTLE SAIGON__, was gradually accepted into this close knit, generally closed to outsiders, American Vietnamese community, after her husband had taken over a law practice in the "Little Saigon" area of Los Angeles. The men and women of this community shared many of their personal stories with her and it was the essence of these stories that gave her enough background to write this book.

The basic plot can be summed up in a few sentences:

Truong Anh survives and supports her unappreciative family, including parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews, by hustling in a local poker parlor. Her main source of income in the period leading up to the start of the novel is an American lawyer named Dennis, whom Anh helps at the Pai Gow table and in return earns very big tips.

Jana, an American born Anglo, is Dennis's secretary/paralegal, and supports herself and her son from her earnings at the one man la firm.

Dennis has two bad habits, he is a compulsive gambler, and is addicted to expensive, illegal drugs. His gambling addiction causes him to fritter away the better part of a million dollar settlement he received, and his adiction brings on a nearly fatal heart attack. These two things, in combination, cause both Anh and Jana to lose their source of income.

After about a month long search, Anh finds Jana, and after some misgivings, they team up to illegally keep Dennis's law firm going with Jana acting as an attorney, and Anh bringing in many, many Vietnamese clients.

Their firm is so popular that they come to the attention of a local gang who try to cut themselves into part of the profits, when this fails, they take revenge on Anh and Jana in a myriad of ways including the murder of one of Anh's brothers, and the destruction of their office and all their files.

Jana and Anh are left to find redemption and revenge in whatever ways they can.

Along the way, we are let into Anh's home, leading to some exposure to the home life and the all important superstitions of this immigrant society. In alternating sections, we see how Anh, at the age of 13 was sold by her father, into prostitution in Vietnam, and how she became stronger, not weaker as a result of this experience. Often she has saved her family from death and total ruin both in Vietnam and America, only to be told by her superstitious parents that she in an unlucky child and a "bad" daughter. She always responds to this rejection with a shrug, and continues to take cre of them.

This is a novel which does have it's weaknesses, as described in the editorial reviews, but which is strong in showing the ins and outs of family relations, dynamics in a closed community, and the emotional toughness, and sense of humor needed to cope with a very harsh world.

So, in spite of a few weaknesses, I think that __GOODBYE SAIGON__ is a book well worth reading for plot, at least one compelling protagonist (Anh), and vivid pictures of a culture.
Rude
Southern-California lawyer Dennis Morgan wins a big product-liability case and immediately begins gambling and snorting the proceeds. Fast-talking Anh, a Vietnamese beauty, tags along with him in gambling dens as a good-luck charm. He's running low on luck and when he vanishes, Anh's luck vanishes with him.

She meets Morgan's secretary, Jana. She needs money as desperately as Anh, so they set up a bogus law practice.

The story moves along at a raucous, racehorse pace. Supporting (if that's the right word) characters include Jana's and Anh's bizarre families, and a vicious Vietnamese gang. Flashbacks take the reader to Anh's life in Vietnam during the war. Not a pretty sight.

Nina Vida's novel is one of the best Vietnam novels ever written. Don't miss it!
Gozragore
Southern-California lawyer Dennis Morgan wins a big product-liability case and immediately begins gambling and snorting the proceeds. Fast-talking Anh, a Vietnamese beauty, tags along with him in gambling dens as a good-luck charm. He's running low on luck and when he vanishes, Anh's luck vanishes with him.

She meets Jana, Morgan's secretary. Jana needs money as desperately as Anh, so they set up a bogus law practice.

The story moves along at a raucous, racehorse pace. Supporting (if that's the right word) characters include Jana's and Anh's bizarre families, and a Vietnamese gang. Flashbacks take the reader to Anh's life in Vietnam during the war. Not a pretty sight.

Nina Vida's novel is one of the best Vietnam novels ever written. Don't miss it!
Yozshujinn
The Vietnamese are survivors who have suffered and grew during decades of occupation, war, and emigration. To read Goodbye Saigon and Truong Anh’s story is to under how they have done this successfully. I lived in Saigon in 1963 and recognize the Vietnamese spirit Nina Vida presents in this book. Excellent reading.
Manarius
I was captivated by the content of this novel from page one. Nina Vida has most definately lived the story she tells. Having lived and worked in Saigon and furhter lived in the little Saigon area, I can understan Nina's description of life there today. For an easy and comical relief in your reading, I highly recommend this book.
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