The Sorrow Of War by Bao Ninh

The book is a poignant tale about a North Vietnamese soldier, Kien, and his experiences during and after the Vietnam War. It's a graphic and emotional exploration of the traumas of war, the loss of innocence, and the struggle to make sense of life post-conflict. The narrative is non-linear, shifting between his horrific war experiences, his post-war life in Hanoi, and his attempt to come to terms with his past. The novel also highlights the broader societal impact of the war, particularly on the Vietnamese people.

The 1809th greatest book of all time


Published
1990
Nationality
Vietnamese
Type
Fiction
Pages
233
Words
90,000
Original Language
Vietnamese

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