By John Shors
Set in modern day Vietnam, DRAGON condo tells the story of Iris and Noah-two american citizens, who, as a fashion of therapeutic their very own painful pasts, open a middle to accommodate and teach Vietnamese highway teenagers. Irish and Noah locate themselves reborn in an unique land full of corruption and chaos, sacrifice and sweetness. encouraged through the road childrens she meets, Iris walks within the footsteps of her father, a guy whom Vietnam either shattered and kept. in the meantime, Noah slowly rediscovers himself throughout the eyes of an unforeseen better half. Resounding with the robust subject matters of affliction, sacrifice, friendship, and love, DRAGON residence brings jointly East and West, conflict and peace; and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
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And the side of his forehead . . ” Iris moved toward her visitor and, kneeling, took Mrs. Woods’s hands in her own. “I don’t know what to say,” she confessed, her eyes, lately so accustomed to tears, glistening once again. ” “He’s been home for five months. He’s so depressed. So angry. I hardly recognize him. It’s just terrible . . ” Iris shook her head, as if she could deny what she was hearing. Noah, three years her junior, had always been such a happy boy. She remembered him following her home from elementary school, stepping in her tracks in the snow.
Iris smiled faintly, wondering why she was entertaining Mrs. Woods, whom she hadn’t seen in several years, but not wanting to ask. ” The older woman’s demeanor immediately changed. Her body seemed to sag, her lips pressed together, and she shook her head. “He’s not good,” she replied, easing her hands beneath her thighs. ” “No. No one’s told me anything. ” Mrs. Woods pursed her lips. She closed her eyes for a moment. “His Humvee hit a roadside bomb. And he . . he lost part of a leg. And the side of his forehead .
His eyes glistened. His lips quivered. She leaned over him, kissing his brow. ” He moaned faintly. She’d been told that the painkillers had numbed him to suffering, but still, she worried. “We had some good times . . ” he asked, his voice no stronger than the rustle of wind passing through leafless limbs. ” He nodded. She realized that he needed to hear about such times, needed to be reminded of what he’d done right. “I remember sitting on your shoulders,” she said, “and walking to Cubs games.