LAN CAO: THE LOTUS AND THE STORM
Sunday, August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Barnes and Nobles at Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave., #110
Join us for a series of book signing and reading by Lan Cao, author of Monkey Bridge.
The Lotus and the Storm is a novel about war and its casualties. On one level, it chronicles the downfall of a country marred by political intrigue and ravaged by a war fought on its land but controlled and managed elsewhere. On a more personal level, it is a deeply intimate story about love and longing, deception and betrayal, and trauma and madness. But most of all, it is about loss of country and the deep imprints this loss has on its children’s lives, in ways that ripple across time and space.
The novel tells the story of a family whose lives are inextricably bound to and altered by the tragic events that led to the fall of Saigon. The chapters alternate between the life of a once decorated soldier, now weak and ailing, in his home in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. and that of his daughter, Mai, who grew up in Saigon’s twin city, Cholon.
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For readers who live in the Los Angeles area:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
1818 North Vermont, Los Angeles
Lan Cao is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Monkey Bridge, published by Viking in 1997. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Yale Law School and worked as a litigation and corporate attorney in New York City for many years until she joined legal academia as a law professor. She currently teaches at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law.