Nearly forty years have passed
...from the day we first began writing in the notebook on the Gulf of Thailand.
Our hair is gray now, but we finished the book at last.
- Duong Phuc & Vu Thanh Thuy
About The Authors
Duong Phuc and Vu Thanh Thuy
Duong Phuc and Vu Thanh Thuy were both award-winning war correspondents of South Vietnam. Through years of turmoil and political imprisonment after South Vietnam fell under communism in 1975, the couple became fugitives living underground for two years and fled Vietnam by boat.
Facing atrocities at seas as refugee boat people, including being captivated for 21-days by sea pirates on a deserted island in the Gulf of Thailand. Vu Thanh Thuy and Duong Phuc broke the story of the “boat people” to the world and made international headlines when they joined the Boat People SOS Committee and multi-nation efforts to personally rescue thousands of refugee boat people drifting in the South China Sea in the 80s and 90s.