No et moi is a novel by the French novelist Delphine de Vigan and was first published in French in … More
This thought-provoking book was written by Alan Lightman, a professor of physics and writing at MIT. In this book, a … More
At the Wolf’s Table was based on the true story of Margot Wolk, one of the 15 food tasters conscripted … More
I wrote this review of Ru by Kim Thuy for Vien Dong Daily News. It was published in the Tet, … More
The Passport by the Nobel prize winning author Herta Muller is only 92 pages long but it’s quite a journey! … More
This is a story of resilience, of quiet sacrifices, of delicious food, of enthralling poetry, and of warm hearts and rich emotions. A uniquely beautiful novel.
Masks was written with the underlying motifs of No mask, shamanism, folklore, traditional Japanese theater. There are plenty of discussions about No masks, about spirit possession in the Tale of Genji. There is even an eerie description of a séance in the book.