The Refugees (häftad)
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Nguyen, Viet Thanh
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The Refugees (häftad)

The Refugees

Häftad Engelska, 2018-01-18
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The Refugees received astonishing attention in hardcover, including a career-assessing rave by Joyce Carol Oates in the New Yorker, appearances by Nguyen on Late Night with Seth Meyers and NPR's "All Things Considered," profiles in TIME and on BuzzFeed, and positive reviews the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe, plus four starred pre-pubs. The Refugees is especially relevant in our current political climate as domestic immigration becomes a centerpiece of public discourse, and the New York Times recently included The Refugees on a list of "25 Great Books by Refugees." A refugee himself, Nguyen is a staunch advocate for refugee rights and has spoken and written widely on the subject. A New York Times Editors' Choice, An Indie Next selection, and an Amazon Best Book of the Month (Literature and Fiction) The Refugees is in its third printing and has sold over 50,000 copies to date. In hardcover, the book was supported by a major national tour, including events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Irvine, Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Fe, NM, Phoenix, AZ, Athens, GA, Grand Forks, ND, Columbus, OH, Clemson, SC, Williamstown, MA, and Arlington, VA. The Sympathizer has sold over 450,000 copies to date. It is one of the most lauded debuts of the last years, winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (Adult Fiction), the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Association for Asian Studies Award for Best Book in Creative Writing (Prose). Nguyen's recent nonfiction book, Nothing Ever Dies, was shortlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction. Since his Pulitzer win, Nguyen's profile has risen astronomically, he is now a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times, has been asked to be the keynote speaker at major festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and has written for the White House, regularly writes for the New York Times and other major media on matters of immigration, the contemporary Vietnam-America relationship, and the intersection of the experiences of people of color and the publishing/creative world.
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Praise for The Refugees: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2017 Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Chicago Public Library, National Post, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, and Goodreads Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Award Finalist for the California Book Awards (Fiction) Nominated for the Bookish Awards (Best Short Story Collection) Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize Named One of 100 Must-Read Contemporary Short Story Collections by Book Riot An Indie Next Selection "Stories about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country . . . Viet Thanh Nguyen [is] one of our great chroniclers of displacement . . . beautiful and heartrending . . . Nguyen's narrative style-restrained, spare, avoiding metaphor or the syntactical virtuosity on display in every paragraph of The Sympathizer-is well suited for portraying tentative states . . . all Nguyen's fiction is pervaded by a shared intensity of vision, by stinging perceptions that drift like windblown ashes."-Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker "These stories of Vietnamese refugees cast a lingering spell . . . [A] superb new collection . . . The collection's subtle, attentive prose and straightforward narrative style perfectly suit the low-profile civilian lives it explores . . . With the volume turned down, we lean in more closely, listening beyond what the refugees say to step into their skins."-New York Times Book Review "A beautiful collection that deftly illustrates the experiences of the kinds of people our country has, until recently, welcomed with open arms . . . It's hard not to feel for Nguyen's characters . . . But Nguyen never asks the reader to pity them; he wants us only to see them as human beings. And because of his wonderful writing, it's impossible not to do so. It's an urgent, wonderful collection that proves that fiction can be more than mere storytelling-it can bear witness to the lives of people who we can't afford to forget."-NPR Books "The Refugees is as impeccably written as it is timed . . . This is an important and incisive book written by a major writer with firsthand knowledge of the human rights drama exploding on the international stage-and the talent to give us inroads toward understanding it . . . It is refreshing and essential to have this work from a writer who knows and feels the terrain on an intellectual, emotional and cellular level-it shows . . . An exquisite book."-Washington Post "The Refugees arrives right on time . . . In The Refugees, such figures aren't, contra Trump, an undifferentiated, threatening mass. They are complicatedly human and deserving our care and empathy . . . In our moment, to look faithfully and empathetically at the scars made by dislocation, to bear witness to the past pain and present vulnerability such scars speak of, is itself a political act. So, too, is Nguyen's dedication: `For all refugees, everywhere.'"-Boston Globe "Wistfulness threads through The Refugees like an anthem of displacement. The text is barbed with subtle humor that is wry and painful. The resulting stories are beautiful in their astringency and shifting points of view . . . Nguyen's writing travels along a spine of moral reckoning . . . The collection casts a formidable spell, especially at this political moment . . . Very little is forgettable in these lapidary stories."-Los Angeles Times "Tragically good timing . . . A short-story collection mostly plumbing the experience of boat-bound Vietnamese who escaped to California . . . But there are others of different nationalities, alienated not from a nation but from love or home, and displaced in subtler ways . . . Ultimately, Nguyen enlarges empathy, the high ideal of literature and the enemy of hate and fear."-New York "The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner returns with a beautifully crafted coll

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Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of The Sympathizer, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for First Novel, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of the nonfiction books Nothing Ever Dies, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Race and Resistance. The Aerol Arnold Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, he lives in Los Angeles.