Đong Tấm Lòng

Đong Tấm Lòng - Nguyễn Ngọc Tư #booksiboughtonsummervacationcuzijustcantresistthetemptationduh no.9

3.5 stars

I was promptly fascinated by this book at first sight when reading the summary, mostly because the lifestyle that was touched upon in this book was in contrast to mine: the hospitable and affectionate people of the Mekong Delta, or the Western Region of Vietnam.

The short story that left the strongest emotional impression on me was cách nào cũng nhớ: an old woman who was tormented by her homesickness when she left for Kansai to take care of her grandchildren. She desperately tried to fill her own mind with hurtful memories such as a fight in the neighbourhood, or when she was pickpocketed, as to erase the vague silhouette of the balut - seller on the pavement. Somehow, it reminded me of my grandmother's story.

Đong Tấm Lòng, a lovely book for those who wants to escape an uproarious atmostphere of some city.