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!!> Read ➹ The Chieu Hoi Saloon  ➼ Author Michael Harris – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 The Chieu Hoi Saloon , meaning The Chieu Hoi Saloon , genre The Chieu Hoi Saloon , book cover The Chieu Hoi Saloon , flies The Chieu Hoi Saloon , The Chieu Hoi Saloon e5979b6c4d39f Set Against The Backdrop Of The Riots Sparked By The Beating Of African American Motorist Rodney King, Vietnam Vet And Reporter Harry Hudson Wanders The City To Forget His Troubled Past Trying To Cope With The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder That Has Plagued Him Since His Military Tour, The Overweight, Depressed, And Sex Obsessed Hudson Stumbles Through The Underbelly Of South Central LA, Where He Meets Mama Thuy, A Vietnamese Woman Struggling To Run A Navy Bar In A Tough Long Beach Neighborhood, And Kelly Crenshaw, An African American Prostitute Whose Husband Is In Prison As Both Women Give Hudson A New Outlook On Life And Faith, He Discovers The Shared Humanity Of All Members Of Society Suspenseful And Thrilling, This Noir Style Novel Is Also A Detailed Character Study Of Victims Of Racial, Social, And Economical Tensions.


10 thoughts on “The Chieu Hoi Saloon

  1. says:

    For if the Chieu Hoi Saloon was a church, Harry Hudson thought, it was a congregation of fools, of incomplete people gathering around Mama Thuy in hope that some of her wholeness would rub off A scruffy crew of worshippers who had long since lost the ability if they ever had it in the first place to control their behaviour, moment by moment, well enough to pass as normal citizens While Mama Thuy, in contrast, never stopped being in charge THE CHIEU HOI SALOON is a noir in the Goodis mould without the detailed introspective narrative common throughout his novels Where Goodis relies on the strength and well defined mannerisms of his characters accompanied by a linear plot to keep the characters heading in a common direction usually straight to the gutter , Harris places an emphasis on the character s misgivings, personable interactions and situational ramifications without the fanfare of crafty plot devices While initially discerning, this detailed study actually added to the free flowing uncertainty attached to the lead character in Harry Hudson by which his meandering and over compensation towards a fleeting glimpse of gratitude is paramount to the picture Harris painstakingly paints There are a couple of key components to THE CHIEU HOI SALOON Harry Hudson a stuttering and at time blundering mess seeking solace in the arms of paid companionship or the unatt...


  2. says:

    One of the most impressive studies of character I ve ever read I think, this hauntingly incompetant and stuttering figure aching for redemption and human warmth will take you to some of the darkest places a man can possibly go So you descend with him, because there is nothing else to do as you re drawn into this world of his where you can never quite mark the point where reality ends and his own obsessions and failures begin All of this is in stark contrast to Kelly Crenshaw prostitute and Mama Thuy the owner of the dive bar he comes to call home , both perhaps as trapped, but awake and alive and engaged...


  3. says:

    Michael Harris takes us into the depths and shows us how the human spirit can survive As a former journalist, I loved his forays into the copy desk and its characters A noir novel of the disappointed heart.


  4. says:

    A remarkable piece of writing considering how painful the portrayal of the primary character.