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Monthly Archives: October 2016
the color blue is the color of eyes we do not have we push through what lies in front of us
Reviewed by Eric Nguyen. Grief is such a common subject in fiction, it’s difficult to make it new. To be fair, it’s a theme fertile for exploration and an experience that is universal. Vi Khi Nao’s newest book, Fish in Exile, fits perfectly into this tradition while also expanding it.
Reviewed by Eric Nguyen. In January 2001, an earthquake struck the Gujarat area of India. In its wake, between 13,805 and 20,023 people were killed, an additional 167,000 were injured, and nearly 400,000 homes were destroyed. It is against this backdrop that Viet Dinh places his meditation on suffering and redemption, a debut novel aptly titled After Disasters.
In the beginning, as a hidden being, I was absorbed in the nước ối (amniotic fluid) of my mother. I was there, safe in darkness, unknowing of what would happen, until being born. Then I came to know that I am a vulnerable being in life. To know about nước mắt (tears), the waters of human, and nước mưa (rain), the waters of sky, one pushing from the inside out, one falling from the outside in...
Ở đây, Viet Thanh Nguyen tham gia cùng Andrew Lam và Aimee Phan để thảo luận về việc viết văn, cảm hứng của họ, về cộng đồng văn chương Việt Nam hải ngoại, và về tương lai của văn chương người Mỹ gốc Việt.