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By Mai Donohue

This bright, compulsively readable memoir of braveness, grief and redemption illuminates the lifetime of Mai, a tender woman from Vietnam’s rice fields, who dangers every little thing to flee poverty, abuse and war.
Her conflict isn't opposed to squaddies yet opposed to her associates and 1000 years of culture. Born in the course of Ho Chi Minh’s revolution opposed to the French, she used to be only a child while his fans within the village, out of spite, got here to her domestic one evening and murdered the lads within the kinfolk, using her mom mad with worry and rage.
She was once fourteen while her mom compelled her to marry and feature a toddler with a brutal guy who beat and tortured her, eventually leaving her for lifeless beside the line. Recovered, she ran away together with her boy or girl son, in simple terms to find there has been no position for them. to save lots of her baby’s lifestyles, she again domestic in shame, merely to stand the Viet Cong. In desperation she escaped back, leaving her baby in defense, she thought.
On Saigon’s lethal streets, with out id papers, she grew to become an outlaw, hiding from her ex-husband, grieving for her misplaced baby. Homeless, penniless and pursued, in basic terms her dream of freedom saved her alive. Then sooner or later she could meet a saintly girl, who gave her wish, and an Irish-American naval officer, who gave her love.
Crossing the Bamboo Bridge is a story of moms and daughters, and in their childrens. it's a story of struggle, and grief, and a tender girl’s goals. it's a gorgeous epiphany of wish the place there's none, of braveness within the face of depression, of affection, admire and freedom.

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