Camilla Gibb reached international best seller status with novels that garner immense critical acclaim for their stunning insights into the human condition. In The Beauty of Humanity Movement, three people’s lives in modern Vietnam turn on the whims of fate—even as each strives for a finer reality. Freshly returned from the United States, Maggie is an art curator in search of her father. Old Man Hung, a soup seller, may hold the secret that could change Maggie's destiny. And Tu’ is a tour guide who will have a stunning effect on them both.
©2011 Camilla Gibb (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
This book was quite beautiful. It provided a window into a place and time that is generally viewed through the lens of stereotype. The story was interesting, but the characters were the strength of the story.
As a Canadian who was barely aware of the American war in Vietnam, visiting that country was an extraordinary experience without the emotions experienced by so many of the Americans we met there. (we were on a conference for a week, then on our own for two) This book transported me to many of the experiences I'd had but took me much deeper into the relationships and thoughts of the people. I could almost taste the Pho. Grateful for this emotional trip through time and art.
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