When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

A Vietnamese Woman's Journey From War to Peace

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"In these pages, Le Ly Hayslip--just twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in her tiny village of Ky La--shows us the Vietnam War as she lived it. Initially pressed into service by the Vietcong, Le Ly was captured and imprisoned by government forces. She found sanctuary at last with an American contractor and ultimately fled to the United States. Almost twenty years after her escape, Le Ly found herself inexorably drawn back to the devastated country and loved ones she'd left behind, and returned to Vietnam in 1986. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, creating an extraordinary portrait of the nation, then and now--and of one courageous woman who held fast to her faith in humanity."
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525431848
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 HAYSL HAYSL
Characteristics: xix, 444 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wurts, Jay - Author
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1989, and subsequently in paperback by Plume, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1990"--Title page verso


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Dec 03, 2011

Great to have a women's perspective. Shows how there were no clear choices for the people, when survival meant having to placate both sides. Also contains insights into the culture. Sometimes felt that Jay Wurts had too strong an influence on the writing, but if it helped her to express herself then it can only be a good thing.


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