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We Play a Game - (Yale Series of Younger Poets) by Duy Doan (Paperback)

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Duy Doan’s striking debut reveals the wide resonance of the collection’s unassuming title, in poems that explore—now with abundant humor, now with a deeply felt reserve—the ambiguities and tensions that mark our effort to know our histories, our loved ones, and ourselves. These are poems that draw from Doan’s experience as a Vietnamese-American while at the same time making a case for—and masterfully playing with—the fluidity of identity, history, and language. Nothing is alien to these poems: the Saigon of a mother’s dirge, the footballer Zinedine Zidane, an owl that “talks to his other self in the well”—all have a place in Doan’s far-reaching and intimately human art.
Number of Pages: 76
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: Yale Series of Younger Poets
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Duy Doan
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2018
TCIN: 53451106
UPC: 9780300230871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-3757
MSRPReg: $20.00 Save $2.00 (10% off)

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