Thao Huynh’s text, "The Fate," is an autobiographical literary tour de force, encompassing the geopolitical and historical events that took place in her life as she came of age, and the subsequent effects of living in an altogether different universe as an adult after the historical events of Vietnam during the American pullout of 1975.
The authors’ account is both rich and vibrant, as well as at times, extremely poignant. Thaos’ ability to blend the microcosm of her life and family into the macro of national and world events is indeed, quite remarkable.
It is interesting to note here how the issues of social class, personal and political exile, and her ability to adapt, evolve and ultimately survive among these various and sundry forces, have molded the author into the philosophical being that she is today.
The reader will find rich visualizations, contrasting landscapes and ideologies, in addition to subtle variations into the minds and cultures of two competing cultures.
A must read for anyone who wishes to gain insight into the hidden powers and elements of ones’ humanity and the hidden forces that shape it.