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  • Anglais Ru

    Kim Thuy

    Découvrez Ru, le livre de Kim Thuy. Une femme voyage à travers le désordre des souvenirs : l'enfance dans sa cage d'or à Saigon, l'arrivée du communisme dans le Sud-Vietnam apeuré, la fuite dans le ventre d'un bateau au large du golfe de Siam, l'internement dans un camp de réfugiés en Malaisie, les premiers frissons dans le froid du Québec. Récit entre la guerre et la paix, Ru dit le vide et le trop-plein, l'égarement et la beauté. De ce tumulte, des incidents tragicomiques, des objets ordinaires émergent comme autant de repères d'un parcours. En évoquant un bracelet en acrylique rempli de diamants, des bols bleus cerclés d'argent, Kim Thúy restitue le Vietnam d'hier et d'aujourd'hui avec la maîtrise d'un grand écrivain.Comme un ruisseau ? un ru ? qui va son chemin selon les caprices de la folie des hommes (?). Martine Laval, Télérama.

  • Anglais Man

    Kim Thuy

    Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy's latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined.
    Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Mãn a husband--a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal.
    Thrown into a new world, Mãn discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that are much more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, time and place, and even bring her customers to tears.
    Mãn is a mystery--her name means "perfect fulfillment," yet she and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and Mãn discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair.
    Full of indelible images of beauty, delicacy and quiet power, Mãn is a novel that begs to be savoured for its language, its sensuousness and its love of life.

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