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
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. With the coruscating gaze that informed The Sympathizer, 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 in American letters, 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"--
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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.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550785
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.G97
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nguyen, Viet Thanh
  • Nguyen, Viet Thanh
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnamese
  • Refugees
  • Immigrants
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.
Contents
  • Black-eyed women
  • The other man
  • War years
  • The transplant
  • I'd love you to want me
  • The Americans
  • Someone else besides you
  • Fatherland
Control code
973199792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
271 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839024
Lccn
2017007387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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.
Contents
  • Black-eyed women
  • The other man
  • War years
  • The transplant
  • I'd love you to want me
  • The Americans
  • Someone else besides you
  • Fatherland
Control code
973199792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
271 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839024
Lccn
2017007387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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