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 stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. 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 testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration
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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.
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
Literary form
short stories
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
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802189356
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15D7D4C8-2975-4C03-94D7-A122659D678F
System control number
(OCoLC)970658555
Label
The refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802189356
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15D7D4C8-2975-4C03-94D7-A122659D678F
System control number
(OCoLC)970658555

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