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She Weeps Each Time You're Born

(2015)
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Quan Barry's luminous fiction debut brings us the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country's reunification, a child gifted with the otherworldly ability to hear the voices of the dead.

At the peak of the war in Vietnam, a baby girl is born along the Song Ma River on the night of the full moon. This is Rabbit, who will journey away from her destroyed village with a makeshift family thrown together by war. Here is a Vietnam we've never encountered before: Through Rabbit's inexplicable but radiant intuition, we are privy to an intimate version of history, from the days of French Indochina and the World War II rubber plantations through the chaos of postwar reunification.

With its use of magical realism - Rabbit's ability to "hear" the dead - the novel reconstructs a turbulent historical period through a painterly human lens. This is the moving story of one woman's struggle to unearth the true history of Vietnam while simultaneously carving out a place for herself within it.

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born: A Novel
Author(s): Quan Barry
ISBN: 0-307-91177-2 / 978-0-307-91177-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Quan Barry
ISBN: 0-8041-7130-0 / 978-0-8041-7130-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born
Author(s): Quan Barry
ISBN: 1-5226-5966-8 / 978-1-5226-5966-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born
Author(s): Quan Barry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born
Author(s): Quan Barry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born
Author(s): Quan Barry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: She Weeps Each Time You're Born: A Novel
Author(s): Quan Barry
Publisher: Vintage
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