Beauty Rising

Beauty Rising

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qMy heart sank. I dumped my fathera€™s ashes in the heart of communist Vietnam a€“ over a thousand miles from the death of his comrades a€“ over a thousand miles from the smile of that girl. How could I have been so stupid?q Only the bumbling, overweight, thirtyish, stay-at-home Martin Kinney could have mistakenly flubbed his dying fathera€™s request with such gusto. This thousand mile mistake awakens the ghosts of long-held family secrets and puts Martin on a fateful course with an unlikely romantic interest a€“ a young, beautiful, yet troubled Vietnamese woman named My Phuong. With its cross-cultural setting and unlikely romance, the 61, 000 word novel Beauty Rising creates a powerful, unique voice in todaya€™s literature. In a swift- moving, dialogue-driven prose which is funny, honest, tragic and unpredictable, Beauty Rising explores the depths of culture, family, and love as the Vietnam War, a generation removed, continues to hang on the periphery of society, cursing families and causing destruction. Review qAuthor Mark W. Sasse has written an emotionally charged and engrossing story. . . .The two main characters, Martin and My Phoung, are portrayed with great depth of emotion and their quest for redemption and self-acceptance is stunning.... I can't say enough about this book; it's a story that you don't want to miss!!q - Marilou George, Kindle Book Review q...a one-night read.q qThis is a tragic story . . . written so beautifully.q 5 STARS - Charlene, Literary R a R About the Author Mark W. Sasse teaches drama, history, and English when he isn't writing. He lived in Vietnam for nearly ten years which provided the rich background of modern day Vietnam in his first novel qBeauty Risingq released in December 2012. He is passionate about live theater and has published a series of plays of different genres including qSpy Blueq, qTake Two: Who Directs Your Lifeq, qLife with Stewartq and qFifteen 10-Minute Plays for the Stage.q He also produced and directed all of these as original stage productions. His dramatic production, qDrive All Nightq premiered in November 2012 at the Penang Performing Arts Centre. He currently resides in Malaysia.aquot; aquot;This is a tragic story . . . written so beautifully.aquot; 5 STARS - Charlene, Literary R aamp; R About the Author Mark W. Sasse teaches drama, history, and English when he isna#39;t writing.

Title:Beauty Rising
Author: Mark W. Sasse
Publisher:Books Online - 2012-12-03

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