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Unformatted text preview: ridiculous reform, there remain scars that will never be removed. Many that survived through labor camps come back home battered and the peace and harmony will never be fully restored. It was also interesting to note the details of Vietnamese culture, which the author is much familiar with. The bustle and the busy scenes of the market where the protagonist's mother worked at all her life were portrayed vividly. It was disheartening to realize the living conditions of the children of lower class families, as they floated their playthings in the dark muddy pool of water and wandered around the village with other equally hungry kids. The description of the variety of Vietnamese cuisine and treats especially lured me to travel to Vietnam to learn more Lee 2 about their culture and to simply walk around these markets, where the author herself used to run around with her friends....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course ASIAN STUD 5A taught by Professor Laveck,k during the Spring '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '06