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The Resource The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The refugees
Title
The refugees
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10550785
Cataloging source
ATSMN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Vietnamese
Target audience
adult
Label
The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059599950
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781472152558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973272284
Label
The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059599950
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781472152558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973272284

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