Journeys into Darkness and Light: Collected Short Stories by Andre Nguyen Van Chau

By Andre Nguyen Van Chau

Born in Vietnam in 1935, André Nguyễn Văn Châu grew up in the middle of wars; enduring extreme feelings ranging among hopes and sadness to joys and sorrows. a few of the tales he penned in ‘Journeys into Darkness and lightweight’ set tragic characters opposed to negative odds. such a lot of them triumphed over their depression, or authorized their loss of life with superhuman braveness.
Later in his lifestyles the writer lived and labored in ratings of nations the place women and men from assorted elements of the area, specifically in Africa, shared an identical joys and sorrows with their Vietnamese contemporaries. He said them and shared their tales with an analogous tenderness, complicity, and emotional intensity.
The brevity of those tales significantly complements the overall subject matter. It highlights the loneliness, alienation, terror within the face of the passing of time and demise, within the characters, and likewise their surging moments of happiness and hope.

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