Dragon House

Dragon House

Paperback - 2009
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Two Americans, Iris and Noah, decide to open a centre to house and educate street children in Vietnam as a way of healing their own painful pasts. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, sacrifice, friendship and love, Dragon House brings together East and West, war and peace to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
Published: New York : New American Library, 2009.
ISBN: 9780451227850
0451227859
Branch Call Number: F SHO
Characteristics: 354 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm.

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Mar 30, 2017

A bit of a melodrama in that the characters were either flawlessly good people, albeit with challenges and struggles, or were bad. Good guys vs the villain. The author’s stilted style and repetitive over-explanation seemed like he was writing for kids, yet the storyline – Americans establishing a home for Vietnamese street children – was a plausible and noble undertaking. But poorly executed.

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