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Ho Chi Minh in Love

Tariq Ali, 22 November 2012

The Zenith 
by Duong ThuHuong, translated by Stephen Young and Hoa Pham Young.
Viking US, 509 pp., £25, August 2012, 978 0 670 02375 2
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... seem refreshing, but in Ho’s case the personal is tied to the political. The Vietnamese novelist Duong ThuHuong has spent 15 years researching one story in particular, and a gruesome tale it turns out to be. The Zenith interweaves four related stories, but the heart of the novel is a fictionalised account of Ho Chi ...

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