Chronicle of Water

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“Day two thousand and forty-six, The Lord is left with nothing but his heart. The woman who will take it has arrived across the river, child in arms.”

In her latest novel, Chronicle of Water, Vietnam’s award-winning writer Nguyễn Ngọc Tư invites readers on a mesmerizing journey through the water-laden landscapes of Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. This delicate and poignant novel weaves together the lives of seemingly ordinary individuals, as they navigate a world caught between reality and illusion. Her lyrical prose captures the essence of a region threatened by the encroaching sea, where people and communities face the inevitability of change.

Opening with the curse-like fable of a dying ‘god’ and a desperate mother: Will taking his heart save her child? In a realm where identities dissolve like mist on water, the novel follows the interconnected stories of diverse characters, each carrying their small tragedies, unfulfilled desires, and hidden sorrows. Will the journalist ever find the childhood friend they are looking for? Will the flies completely take over? Will the water ever stop flowing?

Additional information

Original Title

Biên sử nước

Author

Nguyễn Ngọc Tư

Translator

Nguyễn An Lý

Genre

Fiction

Format

Paperback

Pages

150

Original Publication Year

2020

Major Books Publication Year

2024 Spring