Ada and her brother, Jon, follow their missing father to Vietnam. Their search for him tears them apart in ways they never could have guessed, and Vietnam finds its way in. As the story shifts between Charles' and Ada's points of view, their journeys become increasingly colorful and complex. The suspense builds, dreamlike, to a paradoxical climax of revelation and obfuscation, love and grief.
This is a hauntingly beautiful story of family ties and human longing by the prize-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian author David Bergen.
"Anna Fields' performance is brave." (AudioFile)
"With his thoughtful dialogue, Bergen makes the characters' heartache seep off the page." (Time)
"[Bergen] preserves the exquisiteness of the Vietnamese culture, lending a unique beauty to the story." (Library Journal)