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How to pronounce knife : stories

Author: Souvankham Thammavongsa
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thammavongsa, Souvankham, 1978-
How to pronounce knife.
(OCoLC)1231597517
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Souvankham Thammavongsa
ISBN: 9780316422130 0316422134
OCLC Number: 1106173337
Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How to pronounce knife --
Paris --
Slingshot --
Randy Travis --
Mani pedi --
Chick-a-chee! --
The universe would be so cruel --
Edge of the world --
The school bus driver --
You are so embarassing --
Ewwrrkk --
The gas station --
A far distant thing --
Picking worms.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Souvankham Thammavongsa.

Abstract:

"In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world."--Provided by publisher.

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