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By Robert Mason

A beautiful publication in regards to the correct stuff within the unsuitable warfare. As a baby, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a tender guy, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. military gave him his likelihood. They despatched him to Vietnam the place, among August 1965 and July 1966, he flew greater than 1,000 attack missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason offers us a devastating bird's eye-view of that struggle in all its horror, as he reports the accelerating terror, the more and more determined braveness of a guy 'acting out the position of a hero lengthy after he realises that the behavior of the battle is insane,' says the recent York occasions, 'And we can't cease ourselves from selecting with it.'

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She relates: I have to say that I had a very good and peaceful childhood. I felt very protected because I was the youngest one, and our mother died very early. She was about forty-two when she died and I was two and a half. Everyone just poured their love and attention into me, so I was actually a spoilt little girl, and when I went to primary school, I didn’t do very well [laughs]. I started to become interested in study at a later stage, and surprisingly, I did very well in secondary level. The system there was the Baccalaureate Parts 1 and 2.

In this context, the silence in the family surrounding Suong’s attempted suicide is explained by her father and siblings focusing their energies on helping her to recover fully from her long illness. It was a silence driven by love and the desire to protect. And with Suong’s recovery, the passage of time, and the other major events that affected the life of the family, the cause of Suong’s coma did not come up for discussion. Anh’s narrative reveals that she is fully aware of the fact that Suong may have been too ill to remember what had happened.

She completed her graduate studies in Australia, and her life is one that is closely linked to the arts and the art world. She reflects in the following way on her sense of belonging in her new country: This is my present and my future. After my first semester here, I went back to Vietnam and I didn’t feel that I belonged to Vietnam anymore. I don’t know if it’s because I read many Western novels before I read Vietnamese novels or because as a person, a curious person, I found that Australia offers everyone a chance whereas in Vietnam everything must 26 Memory Is Another Country be in a box.

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