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The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen

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The refugees
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The refugees
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Viet Thanh Nguyen
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eng
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"The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. In The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration"--Provided by publisher
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Title
The refugees
Creator
Summary
Author Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Carnegie Medal, among other accolades; readers hungry for more will appreciate the eight stories collected here, written before The Sympathizer was published. While the stories, mostly set in the Vietnamese community in California, represent Vietnamese refugee experiences in the US, the topics they explore -- relationships, grief, the desire for fulfillment -- speak to the human experience. Check them out if you're interested in sympathetic characters, cultural dislocation, or the experiences of refugees. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550785
Cataloging source
WIM
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Viet Thanh Nguyen
The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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