Such A Lovely Little War
Saigon, 1961-63Book - 2016
Tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French wife. The book opens in America, where the boy's father works for the South Vietnamese embassy; there the boy is made to feel self-conscious about his otherness thanks to schoolmates who play war games against the so-called "Commies." The family is called back to Saigon in 1961, where the father becomes President Ngo Dinh Diem's personal interpreter; as the growing conflict between North and South intensifies, so does turmoil within Marco's family, as his mother struggles to grapple with bipolar disorder.
Publisher: Vancouver :, Arsenal Pulp Press,, 
Branch Call Number: 741.59597 TRU
Characteristics: 271 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Une si jolie petite guerre. English