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Spinning Tropics (Paperback)

Author: Mochizuki, Aska

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Meet Hiro. She's tall, lanky, and awkward - a twenty-something Japanese woman who has decamped to Vietnam from Tokyo to work as a language teacher.
Meet Yun. She's shy, beautiful, and tough - a young Vietnamese woman studying Japanese, determined to create a better life for herself and her family.
When Yun becomes one of Hiro's students, they are instantly drawn to each other. For both of them, it is their first time in love with another woman. But when Konno, an older Japanese businessman, befriends Hiro, Yun begins to grow unbearably jealous. What unfolds is a love triangle with very complicated, ultimately devastating, results.
Set against the backdrop of a Vietnam on the economic rise, this debut by novelist Aska Mochizuki vividly brings to life the buzz of motorcycles and the tastes of Vietnamese coffee and spicy papaya salads, the confines of the Vietnamese family, the lingering effects of long wars, the rich who ride the economic wave, and the poor who are left behind. Spinning Tropics is a lush and evocative story of an intoxicating love affair.


Publisher Vintage Books
Mfg Part# 9780307473691
SKU 211244700
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307473694
Release Date 12/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0231
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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