Deux Voiliers is the publisher for the works of a Canadian author who writes under the name of Con Cú - "owl" or "hibou" in French. It comes from the nickname "gros hibou" given to the author by a Vietnamese-Canadian friend, who was inspirational in providing much of the background for the early part of the novel.
The novel spans the period from 1975 to the present day. Two children and their families become the victims of persecution when the Communists take Phnom Penh and Saigon. Three years later, they meet in a refugee camp in Malaysia where the boy, Quan, becomes the protector of his adopted sister Minh Chau.
PRAISE FOR WALL OF DUST
Here is what other authors and readers are saying about Wall of Dust by Timothy Niedermann.
"Wall of Dust is not a work of fiction to be treated lightly. And it will stir controversy. However, it is a powerful allegory, which will hopefully change how readers see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." —Ottawa Review of Books
“Timely and timeless . . . a stunning story of divided loyalties, love, fear, and personal sacrifice.” —Katharine Weber, Bethany, Connecticut, author of Triangle and The Music Lesson
“It really takes your breath away. I enjoyed the descriptions of the feelings and contradictions in the novel. . . the way we here in Palestine feel and think.” —Ghada Arafat, Ramallah, Palestine
“The sensitivity and poetic depiction of the struggle of Aisha and her community transcend all human conflicts . . . I gulped it all in. It is a masterpiece.” —Nada Sneige Fuleihan, Chicago, Illinois