Somehow I ended up taking a rather long hiatus, but let’s go back to summer for a moment, when the days were long and the temperature was much, much warmer (curse you, chilly 40 degree Fahrenheit fall weather).
Dragonfish is a novel that’s about Vietnamese refugees, the lives that they lead and the stories that they tell, years after coming to America. It’s classified as a mystery but at it’s core, it’s a story about survival, love, hope and the things we do to have those things. A white-American goes to search for his Vietnamese ex-wife after she disappears and he’s found more questions than answers on his search.
It’s these stories that need to be told, whether in fiction, on TV or elsewhere. Dragonfish was a great read for me, emotionally satisfying and intellectually stimulating.