Daughters of the River Huong: Stories of a Vietnamese Royal Concubine and Her Descendants, Uyen Nicole Duong
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Daughters of the River Huong: Stories of a Vietnamese Royal Concubine and Her Descendants

Author: Uyen Nicole Duong

Narrator: Leslie Bellair

Unabridged: 9 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 11/13/2012

Genre: Fiction - Biographical

Synopsis

Daughters of the River Huong by Vietnam-born, Houston-based writer Uyen Nicole Duong is a richly woven tapestry of family, country, conflict, and redemption. A saga spanning four generations of Vietnamese women, we discover lives inextricably tied to their country’s struggle for independence. Narrated by the teenaged Simone, a girl who flaunts convention and enters into a forbidden relationship of love and sensuality, readers are drawn to the lives of four of Simone’s ancestors, from Huyen Phi, the Mystique Concubine from the extinct Kingdom of Champa, to Ginseng, the Mystique Concubine’s second daughter and a heroine of the Vietnamese Revolution. Duong tells a tumultuous story of power and lust that transports us from the Violet City of Hue to the teeming streets of a Saigon at war, from the affluence of Paris’s St. Germain des Pres to Manhattan. Love, war, capitalism, revolution—this novel delivers a chronicle of history as fascinating as it is memorable.

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