Friday, September 05, 2008

Dang Thuy Tram: Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

Thuy Tram was a young female doctor in Vietnam who kept a detailed diary of her emotional life during her work in the South. Raised as an educated, upper-middle class Northern student, she goes South to work as a medic and becomes part of the Communist struggle until her death. The book is interesting, and different than the norm, but that's about as much as I can say about it. Not a very compelling read, and quite repetitive. Unusual subject matter: otherwise a total dud.