Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A rarity arrives

I'm a big book fan and especially novels set in Cambodia, so I was pleased and intrigued by an email that I received today. Enclosed was a request from a Vietnamese novelist, Nguyen Thanh Nhan, to read and review his self-published English-language novel, Away from Home Season - The story of a Vietnamese volunteer veteran in Cambodia. The book was enclosed in pdf format and I will do my best to read the novel as quickly as I can, though I must admit I'm not a fan of online reading. It's set in Cambodia between the years 1984 to 1987, when Nhan himself was stationed here, along the Thai-Cambodian border as Vietnam maintained a heavy armed presence in Cambodia to combat the Khmer Rouge and coalition forces. Nhan is a writer and freelance translator and has published novels, short stories and articles in newspapers, magazines and websites in his own country. This period in Cambodian history is rarely written about and I'm unaware of any other such work by a Vietnamese author in English. The novel is published by

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Blogger Thanh Nhan said...

Dear Mr. Andy,

I would like to thank you very much for your warm introduction.

To you all the best.

Nguyent Thanh Nhan

December 9, 2010 at 4:48 AM  

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