Christie Dickason - Indochine. PDF

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    eBook formatMass Market Paperback, (torrent)En
    File size2.6 Mb
    Release date 01.09.1988
    Pages count688
    Book rating4.38 (69 votes)
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PDF A sweeping saga of Vietnam, as exotic and turbulent as the land and the conflict it chronicles.An extraordinary young novelist has created a world—and a heroine—in the grand tradition!

Bridging the decades from the corruption-rife era of the French occupation to the violent years of the American invasion, Indochine tells, with cinematic intensity, of a lush country exploited from within and without, and of the mysterious Saigon, an open city where crime is the only means to survival and love is a luxury too dangerous to afford.

Its dazzling heroine is Nina, the proud and beautiful daughter of a French mother and a Vietnamese father—and a woman of a thousand faces.Left to fend for herself in the perilous wake of the French withdrawal, Nina climbs, through her own strength and brilliance, to a position of supreme—and menacing—power in a society roiling with chaos.

To Corsican heroin czar Emile Carbone, Nina is the inheritor of her father’s vast opium network—a businesswoman to be respected, an adversary to be feared…

To petty gangster Andrew Martell, she is the desperate girl he weds for his own purposes—then pays the price…

To the dashing guerrilla warlord Thu, she is lethal as a tiger and courageous as a dragon, the sensuous object of his most passionate desires…

To American journalist Will John, she is both alluring and innocent, the complex and radiant creature he adores, but must not love…

Nina’s story is in itself the stuff of which epic fiction is made, but it is more: the tale of a nation whose tempestuous destiny became inextricably linked with our own.Ranging from lavish opium dens where murder waits amid the dreamy splendor to palm-lined boulevards flowing with the blood of civil strife; from the fortresses of outlaw chiefs to the glittering vice palaces of the Saigon underworld to once-verdant countryside turned to killing fields, here is as gripping, dramatic and wonderfully realized a novel as any reader could ask for.

With Indochine, Christie Dickason has established herself as an exceptional literary talent—and a storyteller of singular appeal.

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