Signed Copy: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
- By Le Ly Hayslip and Jay Wurts
- Paperback: 400 pages
The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was 12 years old when U.S. helicopters and the war arrived in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. The village was on the fault line between the north and south of Vietnam, with shifting allegiances in the village leading to constant tension. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children.
Before the age of 16, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members—but she miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. Almost 20 years after her escape to America, she was drawn back to the devastated country and family she had left behind.
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is Le Ly Haslip's extraordinary 1989 memoir about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her emotional return to visit Vietnam 16 years later. This special copy is signed by Le Ly Hayslip.
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