Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Size-Twelve Boots

Have mercy on the younger generation. Yes, Mamma. I remember those words you said in a letter. One hot afternoon here in IV Corps in the Mekong Delta, I stood watching the Viet Cong prisoners sitting in rows under the sun and none in the shade. Sitting on their haunches, blindfolded with a swathe of cloth over their eyes. Their shirts were torn, their black shorts soiled, their legs skinny. Most of them looked no older than seventeen, like those faces in junior high schools back home. [VietNow National Magazine, 2015]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finalist of The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing

KHANH HA's novella,“Mrs. Rossi’s Dream” from his new novel “In The U Minh Forest” (presently with his agent) is the finalist of The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing novella category. An excerpt of the novella will be published early next year in The Double Dealer, the annual literary journal of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society.

This novella was sought after earlier this year by Amazon Kindle Singles, its New York-based editors having expressed enthusiasm in launching it as a Kindle Singles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Silence of Knowing

"The year she turned seventeen Kim Ly met Annabella, a classmate of mixed racial parentage. She had brown skin and fuzzy black hair from her African American blood. Though her mother was Vietnamese, Annabella’s face had no Asian features. Her broad shoulders were particularly brawny when she wore a close-fitting shirt, and she loved tight shirts. She was taller than most girls in the class. In skirts with knee-high white stockings, her long legs loped in happy strides." [The Silence of Knowing, TAYO, Issue 5, 2015]

Monday, May 11, 2015

Another Realm

"From that moment he knew a rapist was no different from an opium addict, and a virgin girl, like Lan, was bch phiến ―heroin."--Another Realm, The Military Review, Spring 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Moon City Review

“Reading Khanh Ha's second novel, The Demon Who Peddled Longing, is like walking through a vivid painting of the Mekong Delta in southwestern Vietnam.

The theme of the reciprocity of benevolence between the characters endows the novel with a humanitarian perspective. Ha's adherence to a gritty and believable story world, paradoxically, emphasizes and reinforces this theme while at the same time providing a dramatic juxtaposition of the opposing tendencies within Nam to both save lives and take them. It is this unique quality of Ha's writing that makes the novel not only one that is difficult to put down, but also one that forces readers to examine their own internal confluence of thought through the presentation of Nam's struggles in an exotic and enigmatic landscape.”--Ryan Hubble, Moon City Review

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Foreword Reviews, Spring 2015

"The Demon Who Peddled Longing, by Khanh Ha,
is a quiet, deceivingly simple book that resonates
with deep truths and experience."--Foreword Reviews

Monday, February 23, 2015

Readers' Favorite

"Khanh Ha has created a magnum opus that will only be enhanced by the passing of years."--Readers' Favorite

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Seize the Moment

"The Demon Who Peddled Longing by Khanh Ha is a literary epic of the human condition."