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A Boat to Nowhere

The village in Vietnam where Mai and her brother Loc live has been untouched by both the war and the new governement because of its remoteness. That changes soon after the street-wise orphan Kien...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2008, 11:59 pm (UTC)

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A strength of Wartski's A Boat to Nowhere is the use of foreshadowing to build suspense. Foreshadowing effectively builds suspense because, though it may not be noticed as it is read, the...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2011, 12:55 pm (UTC)

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Thay Van Chi is the head of his village in Vietnam who treasures his culture's traditions. He's an elderly man who is targeted by the New Government because he is a leader and a scholar. When he...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2008, 6:06 am (UTC)

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Although "A Boat to Nowhere" is fiction, it is based upon events that really happened to many Vietnamese refugees during the immediate aftermath of the Vietnam War. The author, Maureen...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2009, 5:05 am (UTC)

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Hong is the wife of Big Tam, the village fisherman and owner of the the only boat in the community, the Sea Breeze. Hong is a huge presence, both physically and by virtue of her personality. She...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2009, 3:48 am (UTC)

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Yes, Loc and Mai's parents were killed in the war, or, to be more specific, their deaths were the direct result of conditions created by the war.Although their deaths were not combat-related,...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2008, 10:30 am (UTC)

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A Boat to Nowhere

A Boat to Nowhere begins in a small, remote Vietnamese village on the Gulf of Siam, about 200 miles south of Saigon, which is currently called Ho Chi Minh City. The latter half of the story takes...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2008, 3:17 am (UTC)

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Latest answer posted August 1, 2008, 11:57 pm (UTC)

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Genre refers to the category into which a book can be classified. This book would first be listed as "young adult literature". The reading level is for later grade school readers, such...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2008, 10:06 am (UTC)

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Hmmmmm, . . . you have to be careful about labeling A Boat to Nowhere for a "specific" war. It is truly a book about the tragedies within "any" war, which is the author's point. Still, some...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2009, 6:27 am (UTC)

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