Ma Van Khang was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is the author of several novels and the winner of the 2012 Vietnamese State Award for literature and the arts. Phan Thanh Hao is a poet and translator. Wayne Karlin holds the title of Professor of Languages and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland and has published seven novels.
"...a vivid and compelling portrait of life in Vietnam today." -- Los Angeles Times |"Themes of integrity, idealism, love, friendship, art, opportunity, corruption, and betrayal run throughout this probing vision..." -- Publishers Weekly|"At its core, the book delivers a poetic defense of literature as a tool for uncovering the truth." -- The Weekly Alibi