Only The Heart is a very successful novel presented by many “narrators” in both in the past and present. This novel portrays the hardships and “suffering” that a Vietnamese family endures through the years of approaching communism. Their desperate flee from the only home they have ever known and the loved ones that they may never see again, all in search of a place where there is freedom and “hope”.
Only The Heat is a story that focuses on the Vo family’s “suffering”. The novel shows the hardships and struggles that a Vietnamese family endures through the years of approaching communism.
It is also about their desperate flea from the only home they have ever known and the loved ones that they may never see again, all in search of a place where freedom and “hope” were to be found.
The novel itself is a simply told yet moving story of the Vo family, who come to Australia as refugees in search of “hope”, as a result of the “suffering” in The Vietnam War.
Many members of the family in turn become “narrators” and perhaps because of the unfamiliarity of the names, readers must looking back to the family tree, at the front of the book, while the reading of the first few chapters.
This novel portrays the hardships, struggles and “suffering” that a Vietnamese family endures through the years of approaching communism.
Even after arriving in the lucky country Australia there is still “suffering”, caused by Hai Nguyen’s vicious gang.
There are many “narrators” in the novel but the two main persons through whom the story of is told is Toan, the youngest son and Linh, Toon’s cousin and adopted sister (after her mother Mai sacrificed her life for her). The last person creates a real overview of what has happened and the deepest thoughts and feelings of these two people, as they escape their country as refugees to Malaysia and then Australia.
As you can see Only the Heart, is a successful novel composed by Brian Caswell and David Phu An Chiem, about the suffering the Vo family had to endure in the search of “hope”. With a terrifying side to life which is beyond even the vast imagination of the many Australians. The novel emphases how lucky we are to live in a country where things such as freedom, opinions and safety, (these are things taken for granted) are considered a right.