The Refugees

The Refugees

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From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as “beautiful and heartrending” (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), “terrific” (Chicago Tribune), and “an important and incisive book” (Washington Post).

Published in hardcover to astounding acclaim, The Refugees is the remarkable debut collection of short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen,… (more)

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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

File size: 2 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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