"Remarkable . . . exceptionally well written and moving . . . Few other writers have evoked the physical world of South Vietnam as well as Balaban does in this book."--USA Today
Unforgettably lyrical."--New Yorker
About the Author
John Balaban is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, including Locusts at the Edge of Summer, winner of the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award, and the popular and critical success Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. His poetry, translations, and fiction have received wide acclaim, including two National Book Award nominations. He is Poet-in-Residence and professor of English at North Carolina State University.