The Refugees

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781472153784
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Orbit Books
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  • : January 2018
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : January 2018
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  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 224
Barcode 9781472153784
9781472153784

Description

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. The second piece of fiction by a major new voice, The Refugees is a beautifully written and sharply observed book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.