Notes on Nam by Phillip Donnelly
Approx. 48,600 words.
Published on May 15, 2011.
A humorous travelogue on Vietnam.
More by default than by design, the author finds himself on a six-month contract in a remote part of northern Vietnam. As the year ends, he travels south, through a land that refuses to conform to the cliché the world has built around myopic Hollywood war movies.