“As the Heart Bones Break” by Audrey Chen.
In Thong Tran’s Vietnam, everyone is at war and no one is who they seem. But even a conflicted heart needs a home. Yearning for a true father and a cause to give himself to, Thong chooses independence, liberty and happiness – his tutor and the Viet Cong. It is a choice with karmic consequences he will spend the next half century criss-crossing the
Pacific to outrun.
Can Thong set down the bones rankling in his heart? And at what cost?
“A lyrical journey of self-discovery and identity. Audrey Chin has written a powerhouse of a novel that forces the reader to feel every beat of its thumping heart.” – Sung J. Woo, author of Everything Asian