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How to pronounce knife : stories

Author: Souvankham Thammavongsa
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thammavongsa, Souvankham, 1978-
How to pronounce knife.
Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
(OCoLC)1106173337
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Souvankham Thammavongsa
ISBN: 9780316422116 0316422118
OCLC Number: 1151622752
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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."--Publisher's description

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