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Dragon Hunt, the (1999) [Collection]
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A boat full of refugees runs aground on a coral reef. A sister and brother engage in a bizarre passion play inside a stifling Paris apartment. A love triangle mimics the perverse course of history in an ancient town. A writer receives a surreal welcome in an imaginary country that both is and isn't Vietnam. A group of exiles meets at a European country estate to slaughter dragons and devour each other in a ritualistic invocation of the Vietnam wars. This is the world of Tran Vu, a world of twisted eroticism and baroque pageantry, where characters possess an infinite capacity for tenderness and cruelty. Vu is able to convey the trauma of the refugee experience in a way that no writer of his generation has before.


  • The Coral Reef
  • Gunboat on the Yangtze
  • The Back Streets of Hoi An
  • Nha Nam
  • The Dragon Hunt

Original title: The Dragon Hunt
Original languages: Vietamese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Dragon Hunt, the

Dragon Hunt, the (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Nina McPherson Phan Huy Duong
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Dragon Hunt, the (1999)

ISBN: 0786864184

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