By Marcelino Truong,David Homel
This riveting, fantastically produced photo memoir tells the tale of the early years of the Vietnam struggle as visible throughout the eyes of a tender boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French spouse. The e-book opens in the US, the place the boy’s father works for the South Vietnam embassy; there the boy is made to think self-conscious approximately his otherness due to schoolmates who play struggle video games opposed to the so-called Commies.” The relatives is termed again to Saigon in 1961, the place the daddy turns into top Minister Ngo Dinh Diem’s own interpreter; because the transforming into clash among North and South intensifies, so does turmoil inside of Marco’s kin, as his mom struggles to grapple with bipolar disorder.
Visually strong and emotionally powerful, Such a stunning Little War is either a large-scale and intimate examine of the Vietnam battle as obvious throughout the eyes of the Vietnamese: a turbulent nationwide historical past interwined with an both hectic familial one.
Marcelino Truong is an illustrator, painter, and writer. Born the son of a Vietnamese diplomat in 1957 within the Philippines, he and his relations moved to the USA (where his father labored for the embassy) after which to Vietnam on the outset of the warfare. He earned levels in legislations on the Paris Institute of Political reviews, and English literature on the Sorbonne. He lives in Paris, France.