The Refugees

The Refugees

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Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the California Book Award for First Fiction. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

In The Refugees Nguyen contributes to America’s narrative plentitude by adding to our collective story lives we must see if we’re ever to satisfy those ghosts.

Given his fond memories of the past and his obliviousness to the present, the confused professor comes across as one of the least troubled characters in Nguyen’s quietly profound peek into the lives of Vietnam’s deracinated and dispossessed.

If at times I found myself missing the playful, voice-driven punch of “The Sympathizer,” it’s a tribute to Nguyen’s range that these eight stories cast a quieter, but no less devastating, spell.

Book Details  

Publisher: Grove Press (February 07, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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