Ticket to Childhood

Ticket to Childhood

Book - 2014
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This, the novel's first appearance outside Vietnam, marks the arrival, in English, of a hugely appealing and engaging author. The story of a man looking back on his life, Ticket to Childhood captures the texture of childhood in all of its richness. As we learn of the small miracles and tragedies that made up the narrator's life--the misadventures and the misdeeds--we meet his long-lost friends, none of whom can forget how rich their lives once were. And even if Nguyen Nhat Anh can't take us back to our own childhoods, he captures those innocent times with a great deftness. A fable that will charm adults and move children, Ticket to Childhood is sure to capture the hearts of American readers.
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781468309591
Branch Call Number: F NGU J
Characteristics: 155 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Naythons, William - Translator


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Jun 29, 2016

It was ok but I was underwhelmed. Didn't enjoy it as much as the reviews led me to believe I would.

Sep 19, 2015

loved this book

multcolib_darceem Jul 25, 2015

A fun, quick read that completely took me back to the magic of childhood imagination and made me want to stop being such a grown up killjoy.

Apr 16, 2015

A series of loosely linked stories, barely the size of a novella.

Mar 25, 2015

Really, really good quick read (less than 2 hours).
Takes you back to some of the fun times of being a kid and remembering what grown-ups were like.
Crosses cultures like a charm.
Was chuckling while reading on the bus.

mayfairlady Jan 18, 2015

a gem

Dec 28, 2014

Lovely little book. Makes you remember good things from your own childhood and lighten up.

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