This is the story of the Vietnamese boat people-a real-life drama and action at sea, depicting the best and worst of humanity under adversity, trying to survive the journey fleeing Saigon
The Stormy Sea is a true story about how ordinary men coming together to protect the vulnerable fleeing Vietnam on the Southern Cross ship. They ensured the distribution of food and water. The band of brothers dealt with everything from pirates, birth, fire and flooding on board to organising their own rescue from the Indonesia island where the Southern Cross eventually ran aground. The story is written by the protagonist, leader of the band, Lawrence.
About the Author
Lawrence is a Vietnam-born ethnic-Chinese Australian novelist and poet based in Melbourne. He has published two novels, four collections of miniature novels, four anthologies of prose, two collections of poems, and another set of short essays, all in Chinese.
His achievements and recognitions include fourteen different prizes in literature from Taiwan, Beijing, and Australia; and has been awarded fifteen service-related awards by the different Chinese societies, the premier of Victoria State, as well as the Prime Minister of Australia.