The Third Chopstick: Tracks through the Vietnam War
Writing The Third Chopstick was a labour of love which stretched (on and off) over twenty-five years. I feel privileged to have been trusted with the stories of so many extraordinary people.
Please see the posts below if you are interested in more background information about The Third Chopstick, including Ray Fulton's story, Tran Ding Song's Poem and a podcast about Nick Howlett, also events, reviews and interviews.
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WHAT READERS SAY
A most enlightening and poignant insight into the whole Vietnam story from a distinctly different perspective.
One of the best I’ve read!
Moving and eye-opening. A great deal of material brought together in a wonderful narrative that carries the story beautifully, making point after point, insight after insight. If only the bureaucrats and politicians would listen.
I loved it. I loved it because it’s so much more than the three themes of protest, veteran recovery and the shadows thrown by post-war Vietnam.
Biff masterfully intertwines and integrates these themes into an intriguing, moving, page-turning, unified story. And the main characters stay very much alive across the themes.
It’s a great account, beautifully told.