A Vietnamese novel of poetic beauty about love and food.
Kim Th.y has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurant owner. In 2010 Th.y won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction. She lives in Montreal, where she devotes herself to writing.
Praise for Ru: 'Kim Thuy writes with equal delicacy and candor
about a childhood marked by horrifying brutality, and the pleasures
of ordinary peace. A brave and moving book, bringing lucid insight
both to the costs of violence, and elusive processes of psychic
survival -- Eva Hoffman
This is an exemplary autobiographical novel. A tragic journey described in a keen, sensitive and perfectly understated voice -- Governor General's Literary Award jury citation
Thuy's stories are poetic and powerful -- James Smart * Guardian *
Striking -- Claire Armistead * Guardian *
Rendered in exquisite, unsentimental prose. Kim Thuy is a born storyteller, but she rewrites the traditional immigrant narrative in a completely new way, makes it whole and wondrous once more. * Jury Citation for the Gillier Prize Shortlist *