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The gangster we are all looking for

Author: Thi Diem Thúy Lê
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1978 six refugees-a girl, her father, and four "uncles"--are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child's imagination, the world of itchy dresses and run-down apartments is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Coming of age
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lê, Thi Diem Thúy, 1972-
Gangster we are all looking for.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003
(OCoLC)606959009
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thi Diem Thúy Lê
ISBN: 0375400184 9780375400186
OCLC Number: 50510869
Description: 160 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Suh-top! --
Palm --
The gangster we are all looking for --
The bones of birds --
Nu'ó'c.
Responsibility: Lê Thi Diem Thúy.
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In 1978 six refugees-a girl, her father, and four "uncles"--are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child's imagination, the world of itchy dresses and run-down apartments is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. as the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father's hopeless rage for a father's order.

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