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ESCAPE from VIETNAM True story of a familys flight to freedom Ian Manning

ESCAPE from VIETNAM True story of a familys flight to freedom

Ian Manning

Published December 16th 2012
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Kindle Edition
106 pages
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It is 1967 on beautiful Cat Ba Island as the Vietnam War rages. Little Huong Yang, aged three, runs for her life to a cave in the mountains as a US fighter-bomber swoops low over her village. It is a pattern repeated many times over the next eightMoreIt is 1967 on beautiful Cat Ba Island as the Vietnam War rages. Little Huong Yang, aged three, runs for her life to a cave in the mountains as a US fighter-bomber swoops low over her village. It is a pattern repeated many times over the next eight years. Twice, her home and the whole street where they lived is razed to the ground in bomb attacks. Superstition is rife on the island after 13 women drown in mysterious circumstances and many villagers are struck down after a fish god is killed. Peace brings new dangers for ethnic Chinese families like Huongs and they are forced out of Vietnam, taking the Railway of Death then wading over the Red River into China. After escaping from a state farm, they set out on a perilous 1,000-mile voyage in a tiny boat, only to face six years in a refugee camp. Can she survive a blazing inferno as she huddles, trapped, on the roof of a 13-story factory? Her familys flight to freedom is a gripping, true story of courage, emotion, fortitude and romance.