The story of a man looking back on his life, Give Me a Ticket to Childhood captures the texture of childhood in all of its richness. As we learn of the small miracles and tragedies that made up the narrator’s life—the misadventures and the misdeeds—we meet his long-lost friends, none of whom can forget how rich their lives once were. And even if Nguyen Nhat Anh can’t take us back to our own childhoods, he captures those innocent times with a great deftness.
When I stumbled upon this book and read the synposis in the Penguin catalogue, I knew that I had to have it. Originally published in Vietnamese as , where it was very well received. In fact after asking a few of my Vietnamese friends who gave it rave reviews, I’ve decided that this book is probably my most anticipated release of Fall 2014. I love the themes that it touches upon and the fact that its not too long in length; only 192 pages makes it the perfect read for me as I’m heading back to school.
What books are you “waiting” on this week?