From Saigon to Sydney, the compelling story of a boy who eventually came to realise his mother’s dreams.
Duy Long Nguyen (Longy) left Vietnam, with his mother’s blessing, on a boat bound for anywhere safe. He carried with him too many memories of war. He had seen things no child should ever see.
Fate saw him eventually arrive in Australia. Determined to find his way in his new country, he battled racism and struggled for acceptance. He found work as a bodyguard and was soon straddling both sides of the law.
After surviving a shoot-out in Sydney’s Chinatown, he helped uncover corruption in the New South Wales police force. Then, turning his back on violence, he realised he had a very special gift - taught to him by indigenous tribes in the jungles of Vietnam and never forgotten - the gift to heal.
His hands are now his trade and his magic, and his client list reads like a who’s who of celebrity. From movie stars to millionaires, models to media magnates, Longy’s ability is much in demand.
Duy Long Nguyen, the man whose name means ‘Dragon’, has travelled far and his story will inspire many.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2006
- 128 x 198mm
The Dragon's Journey
This book gives a great insight into the Vietnam war through the eyes of Duy Long (Longy) Nguyen, a five year old. In his mid teens, Longy ruled the streets of Saigon when the communists took power. Later he escaped from Vietnam on a boat bound for anywhere safe. This book gives a perfect example of the valuable contributions refugees have given their adopted countries.