June 29, 2010
June 29, 2010
Two estranged Vietnamese sisters--each wrestling with their own lives, careers and romances--are reunited at their father's American citizenship party and forge a new relationship, in this novel from the PEN/Jerard Fund Award-winning author of
Van and Linny Luong, a pair of estranged Vietnamese-American sisters, return home for their father's citizenship ceremony and find that the Asian heritage they have been actively ignoring for their whole lives has a stronger hold on them than they imagined. The sisters have always seemed to be polar opposites of one another, but they find themselves equally alone after a pair of romantic break-ups. Their father, who obsessively invents products designed specifically for short people, convinces them to help him jumpstart his entrepreneurial career, but his ambitions are hindered by the constant family bickering. Eventually, all three learn that, just as their past mistakes are inherently tied together, their future successes must be as well, and they decide to build new lives on the old identities they had forgotten.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Types of Characters, Peoples + Cultures, Family + Friendship
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
- Online Item #: 12312581
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-0093
- ISBN: 9780143117506
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported