Such A Lovely Little War

Such A Lovely Little War

Saigon, 1961-63

Book - 2016
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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,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781551526478
Branch Call Number: 741.59597 TRU
Characteristics: 271 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Homel, David - Translator


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Jul 14, 2017

Interesting and moving story, though a bit text heavy for a graphic novel.

Mar 31, 2017

Great illustrations, good story.

AL_TARINA Mar 12, 2017

A beautiful, tragic autobiographical tale of the author's experience living in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The author, who is half French and half Vietnamese, lives through bombings, racism, his mother's mental illness, and much, much more. This is really an eye opening read for anyone, especially those who are interested in history told through the eyes of unseen, unheard voices.

Jan 12, 2017

Excellent read and beautiful graphics that tells the story of Vietnam war through the eyes of the little boy.

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