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Ada's father is Charles Boatman, a Vietnam veteran who returns to Vietnam 28 years after the war. But he disappears, and Ada, together with her younger brother, Jon, goes to Danang to try to find him.
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It's a long and disappointing search. Ada finds out that her father is dead, and that he probably took his own life. But why?
Ada and Jon meet different people who had known their father, and through the relationships formed there, as well as, on Ada's part, reflections on her life as a child of a disillusioned, unhappy war veteran, we come to understand something of what it must have been like - especially for Ada. She is very much like her father, and has come closer to him in this journey.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   father

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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