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Wandering Souls

Paperback Published on: 04/01/2024
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Wandering Souls
Poignant and elegant
A sparely written but hauntingly beautiful tale of migration, family and loss. I learned a lot about Vietnamese culture and the political environment these... READ MORE
Chris Bedford
Wandering Souls
it's hard not to be captivated by this story
Wandering Souls is a heart wrenching story following three Vietnamese siblings as they leave their home and try to find a new one in the UK. The novel alth... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton
Wandering Souls
A beautiful, heart-wrenching portrayal
This book was a beautiful, heart-wrenching portrayal of the troubling life of refugees. Focusing on three orphaned Vietnamese children: Anh, Minh and Thanh... READ MORE
Layla Ross

Synopsis

An extraordinary and heartbreaking debut novel about the bonds that connect people even when separated by seas or death itself. There are the goodbyes and then the fishing out of the bodies - everything in between is speculation. One night, not long after the last American troops leave Vietnam, siblings Anh, Thanh and Minh flee their village and embark on a perilous boat journey to Hong Kong. Their parents and four younger siblings make the crossing in another vessel but as weeks go by it becomes clear that only one party has survived the voyage. Anh, Thanh and Minh suddenly find themselves alone in the world, without family or home. They travel on, navigating refugee camps and resettlement centres until, by a twist of fate, they arrive in Thatcher's Britain. Here they must somehow build new lives with only each other to turn to, but will that be enough in a place that doesn't seem to want them? In this piercing debut, the siblings' faltering journey is deftly interwoven with the voice of their lost younger brother, Dao, following them from a place between the living and the dead, and the records of an unknown researcher intent on gathering the strands of their story. Revelatory and inventive, Wandering Souls paints a heart-wrenching portrait of a family in unimaginable adversity while exploring the healing power of stories.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008528812
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Wandering Souls
Really lovely story
I really enjoyed this book. It had a lovely story of sorrow and loss but also of survival against the odds. I read this in two sittings
Dianne Graham