Publication year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2020.
ISBN: 9781786898630 (pbk.) : 9.99
Originally published: 2008.
In this dazzling collection, Nam Le takes us across the globe as he enters the hearts and minds of characters from all over the world. Whether it's the story of fourteen-year-old Juan, a hit man in Colombia; an ageing painter in New York mourning the death of his much-younger lover; or a young refugee fleeing Vietnam, crammed in the ship's hold with two hundred others, the result is unexpectedly moving and powerful. This is an extraordinary work of fiction that takes us to the heart of what it means to be human.
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