Books: Voices from the Villages

TEN VIETNAMESE by Susan Sheehan. 204 pages. Knopf. $4.95.

"When I see an American soldier I feel very sorry for my people. We are so small and dark and underfed compared to Americans. Life must be very good and the work must be easy where they come from. I wonder why they want to come to this poor place?"

—A Peasant Woman

"People don't know which side to take to feel safe. There are so many families with relatives on both sides.

I've seen government hamlet chiefs murdered by Viet Cong guerrillas led by their own nephews. It breaks your heart to see Vietnamese...

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