A Mother’s Tale and Other Stories by Khanh Ha: On Tour
A Mother’s Tale and Other Stories by Khanh Ha
Publisher: C&R Press (October 15, 2021)
Category: Linked Short Stories, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction
Tour dates: October 11-November 24, 2021
Available in Print and ebook, 150 pages
Description Mother’s Tale and Other Stories by Khanh Ha
A Mother’s Tale is a tale of salvaging one’s soul from received and inherited war-related trauma. Within the titular beautiful story of a mother’s love for her son is the cruelty and senselessness of the Vietnam War, the poignant human connection, and a haunting narrative whose set ting and atmosphere appear at times otherworldly through their land scape and inhabitants.
Captured in the vivid descriptions of Vietnam’s country and culture are a host of characters, tortured and maimed and generous and still empathetic despite many obstacles, including a culture wrecked by losses. Somewhere in this chaos readers will find a tender link between the present-day survivors and those already gone. Rich and yet buoyant with a vision-like quality, this collection shares a common theme of love and loneliness, longing and compassion, where beauty is discovered in the moments of brutality, and agony is felt in ecstasy.
The Vietnam War ended for the United States in 1975, but for many who were personally touched by the conflict, the results lasted a much longer time, and may even persist to the present day.
The stories of Khanh Ha in A Mother's Tale are testiment to the endurance of the memories of the history of the war in Vietnam, of the soldiers on both sides and of their families and loved ones who survived.
Though frank and brutal in their honesty, the stories are a permanent reminder of the horrors of war and of the consequences the mothers, families, and survivors had to face.
The book includes descriptions of men injured and maimed by the war, whose survival depend so much on families and their ability to cope and endure. They also include the voices of the soldiers themselves, both American and Vietnamese, both North and South.
Mrs. Rossi in Mrs. Rossi's Dream is also a survivor. In her story, she has come to Vietnam from the United States to try to find the bones of her deceased soldier son in a dense, swampy forest, filled with the bones of so many others on both sides of the conflict. Hers is only a dream in the face of the stark reality that time plays.
It is not easy to read these accounts, but it is important that they exist, to remind us of a time in history from which we can all learn important lessons.
Praise for A Mother’s Tale and Other Stories by Khanh Ha:
WINNER C&R PRESS 2021 FICTION AWARD
Follow Mother’s Tale and Other Stories by Khanh Ha
Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Oct 11 Kickoff & Excerpt
Sal Bound 4 Escape Oct 12 Guest Review
Jas International Book Reviews Oct 14 Review
Bee Book Pleasures Oct 15 Review & Interview
Cleopatra Amazon Oct 18 Review
Katy Celticlady’s Reviews Oct 20 Guest Review & Excerpt
Suzie M. My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews Oct 22 Guest Review
Lu Ann Rockin’ Book Reviews Oct 23 Review & Guest Post
Don S. Amazon Nov 1 Review
Harvee BookBirdDog (Book Dilettante) Nov 4 Review
Nancy Reading Avidly Nov 9 Review
Serena Savvy Verse & Wit Nov 10 Review
Betty Toots Book Reviews Nov 12 Review & Interview
Donna T Amazon Nov 18 Review
Denise D. Amazon Nov 19 Review
Ilana WildWritingLife Nov 22 Review & Guest Post
Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Nov 23 Review
vailable now, it is for pre-sale: C&R Press https://www.crpress.org/shop/a-mothers-tale-other-stories/