Giveaway – Flesh by Khanh Ha – Ends 2/8/13

by Khanh Ha
isbn 978-0930773885
Pub. date 6/15/12

Description: “Set in Tonkin (now northern Vietnam) at the turn of the 20th century, Flesh tells the story of a boy who witnesses the execution, by beheading, of his father, a notorious bandit, and sets out to recover his father’s head, and then find the man who betrayed his father to the authorities. A coming-of-age story of brutal self-awakening and also a tender love story, Flesh takes the reader into places, both dark and wonderful, in the human condition where allies are not always your friends, true love hurts, and your worst enemy can bring you the most solace.”

I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction – especially when it gives me a glimpse into an era or time period that I don’t know much about. Vietnam at the turn of the 20th Century was not something that was studied in depth in American public schools. I know some basics from other books and movies, but really not very much.

Khanh Ha brings this time period to life in this vivid  historical saga. Life was definitely not easy. The setting and whole way of thinking and living is different than today.

The whole premise of the book didn’t fit with my modern way of thinking – a child watching his father get beheaded and then attempting to recover the head? This isn’t exactly what I’d expect to happen in 2013 – none of it.

The author skillfully tells the story so that it all makes sense in context. I can now understand more of what it would have been like to live in this time period. The saga is a beautiful combination of history, adventure and personal drama.

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69 comments for “Giveaway – Flesh by Khanh Ha – Ends 2/8/13

  1. Elise
    February 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Love reading new books to pass the time

  2. Alexandra Roach
    February 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    looks like a great read!

  3. Karen
    February 7, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Rebecca Peters
    February 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    looks good!

  5. Lesley F
    February 7, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Looks like an interesting read

  6. Ed Nemmers
    February 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I would love to read the work of Khanh Ha!

  7. jenna b
    February 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Holly
    February 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    This sounds like a great read. Love historical books.

  9. Christy Martin
    February 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Sounds interesting.

  10. lynette
    February 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    this book sounds really really good.

  11. VICKIE H.
    February 8, 2013 at 8:13 am

    The poor kid…harsh life.Would like to win the book and see how it turns out.

  12. Lisa
    February 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

    sounds like a great read!

  13. tina page
    February 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    sounds like a fascinating read

  14. Beth C
    February 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    i want to read this book

  15. My HU
    February 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Looks like an interesting read

  16. Carolyn Robertson
    February 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  17. Veronica Garrett
    February 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Wayne Lecoy
    February 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy Of Flesh by Khanh Ha.
    I Enjoy Reading And Discovering New Authors.
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  19. Sarah p
    February 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    This story sounds so good…and the cover is great as well :) would love to win a copy. Thanks!!

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