If I Had Two Lives

Product Number: EB00769180
Released: Sep 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609455224
Publisher: Europa Editions
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This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States - and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in a secretive military encampment with her distant mother, she turns for affection to a sympathetic soldier and to the only other girl in the camp, forming two friendships that will shape the rest of her life. As a young adult in New York, cut off from her native country and haunted by the scars of her youth, she is still in search of a home. She falls in love with a married woman who is the image of her childhood friend, and follows strangers because they remind her of her soldier. When tragedy arises, she must return to Vietnam to confront the memories of her youth - and recover her identity. An inspiring meditation on love, loss, and the presence of a past that never dies, the novel explores the ancient question: do we value the people in our lives because of who they are, or because of what we need them to be?

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Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2019

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Narrator(s): Emily Woo Zeller
Product Number Z100158226
Released: Dec 09, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094056944

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