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Learning About Women – “Novel Without a Name” – Duong Thu Huong

May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · History, Prose

I had learned about women on a hill in central Vietnam, from a woman in heat, round as a sausage, slick with sweat.

And Hoa? Who had it been for her? I didn’t have the heart to ask her the name of the father of her child.

Never. We Never forget anything, never lose anything, never exchange anything, never undo what has been. There is no way back to the source, to the place where the pure, clear water once gushed forth. The river had cut across the countryside, the towns, dragging refuse and mud in its wake.

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