Ru by Kim Thúy
Publication date: October 2009
Publisher: Libre Expression (French edition)
Random House Canada (English edition)
“Kim Thúy’s Ru is nothing short of exquisite – a beautiful and lyrically written book that quietly takes your breath away.” – Heather Reisman, Chief Executive Office of Indigo
Not only did the good reviews had me very excited to get my hands on this book but the author is a Vietnamese-born Canadian. I was so proud to see someone from my community be recognized for something other than being a doctor, pharmacist or accountant. No disrespect of course. Though Kim Thúy is a lawyer by profession, she is now known as an award-winning author. Her debut novel won the Governor General’s Award for French Language fiction in 2010 and recently, the 2015 edition of Canada Reads. It was also shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award.