Monday, December 6, 2021
Swimming Back to Trout River
Separations. Linda Rui Feng’s debut novel titled, Swimming Back to Trout River, uses the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution in China to pull readers into the stories of three generations in a family separated by the upheavals in society. Feng pulls readers into caring for each member of this family. Momo leaves wife, Cassia, and daughter, Junie, to stay with his parents in the small town where he was raised while he heads to American for a better life. Cassie also separates from Junie and her in-laws as she, too, leaves for America. A musician named Dawn from Momo’s college days has also moved to the United States. Feng explores all these separations, the trauma and pain, with insight and understanding. The result is a finely told story that will resonate in special ways for all immigrants. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Swimming Back to Trout River from amazon.com.