Vi by Kim Thúy (trans­lated by Sheila Fis­chman)

Room Magazine - - CONTENTS - RACHNA RAJ KAUR

With her third novel, Vi, Kim Thúy has as­serted her po­si­tion as one of Canada’s strong­est con­tem­po­rary writ­ers, and a lead­ing voice in im­mi­grant and refugee nar­ra­tives. The novel fol­lows Vi, its pro­tag­o­nist, from a child­hood of lux­ury in Viet­nam through war, a refugee camp, and a new life in Que­bec City. As she grows into adult­hood and comes into her own through love and loss, we get to know a char­ac­ter who qui­etly works her way through trauma, in­de­pen­dence, love, and long­ing.

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