Hien The Chu was born in Saigon (now called Ho Chi Minh City). He escaped from Vietnam on a fishing boat in 1988 and eventually found sanctuary in the Philippines. Chu emigrated to Canada in 1990, spent a year working as a translator at a camp for displaced people in the Philippines, then returned to Canada in 1992. Chu is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned a B.A. At the time of publication of his first collection of short stories, he was living in Mississauga, Ont. and working on a Graduate degree.
Fiction (Short stories)
Express Funeral and Other Stories
Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 1996.
PS8555 .H77 E96 1996
Eight short stories that record living conditions following the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, accounts of efforts to escape as “boat people” and conditions in refugee camps for those lucky enough to make it to the Philippines or other safe countries.
Publisher Life Rattle Press