A short novel by a Vietnamese-Canadian refugee, it tells the story of a girl who immigrated from Vietnam to Montreal to escape the war, just like herself. Translated from French, the book is comprised of short chapters of a paragraph to a page each. There is a lot of poetic descriptions of scenery and emotions, and there’s a word in the Vietnamese language on each page. However, I didn’t find any of the characters or the plot very compelling. The writing felt rather disconnected, since there’s a lot of reminiscence and random tangential thoughts. I got bored about halfway through the book.