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Most books set in Vietnam are memoirs (returning vets or disappointed revolutionaries), travel books or personal journeys — from biking adventures to the ubiquitous return to ancestral lands. These are all great but HOW COOL to have fiction in “Hanoi Jane”. And this fiction is hilarious, with spot-on descriptions of Vietnam. The characters are infectious. My favorite was Mr. Thai, the secret policeman (a real part of living in Vietnam). This book is a perfect gift for anyone who has visited Vietnam, plans to visit or is curious about the country. I hope Ray writes more!

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