Such A Lovely Little War

Such A Lovely Little War

Saigon, 1961-63

Book - 2016
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This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamesediplomat and his French wife. The book opens in America, where the boy's father works for the South Vietnamese embassy; there the boy is made to feel self-conscious about his otherness thanks to schoolmates who play war games against the so-called "Commies." The family is called back to Saigon in 1961, where the father becomes Presideent Ngo Dinh Diem's personal interpreter; as the growing conflict between North and South intensifies, so does turmoil within Marco's family, as his mother struggles to grapple with bipolar disorder.

Visually powerful and emotionally potent, Such a Lovely Little War is both a large-scale and intimate study of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese: a turbulent national history interwined with an equally traumatic familial one.

Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781551526478
1551526476
Characteristics: 271 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Homel, David - Translator

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