Thursday, 2 April 2015

Book Review: Ru

By: Sarah Asselin
As a recent addition to profound literature, Ru, written by Kim Thúy, is a unique story that adds to our understanding of the lives of both privilege and poverty, and the moments that make them up. Following the journey of a woman’s life from Vietnam, to Malaysia, to the beginnings of a new life in Quebec, Ru flows between the past and present while captivating all those who read it.

The winner of this year’s Canada Reads competition, Ru by Kim Thúy carefully shows the moments in life that connect us to the world. Ru is both poetic and witty, carefully sculpting the life of someone who has faced both hardship and happiness. Ru is recommended for anyone looking for a poetic and insightful tale of hidden strengths and hopeful promises.

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