Dragon House

Dragon House

Book - 2009
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From the critically acclaimed author of Beneath a Marble Sky and Beside a Burning Sea--the new novel from "a master storyteller,"* set in contemporary Asia.

From John Shors comes an unforgettable story of redemption set in modern-day Vietnam.

Dragon House tells the tale of Iris and Noah--two Americans who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children. In the slums of a city that has known little but war for generations, Iris and Noah befriend children who dream of nothing more than of going to school, having a home, and being loved. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, sacrifice, friendship, and love, Dragon House brings together East and West, war and peace, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2009.
ISBN: 9780451227850
Characteristics: 354 p. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 30, 2017

A bit of a melodrama in that the characters were either flawlessly good people, albeit with challenges and struggles, or were bad. Good guys vs the villain. The author’s stilted style and repetitive over-explanation seemed like he was writing for kids, yet the storyline – Americans establishing a home for Vietnamese street children – was a plausible and noble undertaking. But poorly executed.

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