All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The refugees

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the California Book Award for First Fiction. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees , is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. With the coruscating gaze that informed The Sympathizer , in The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half-sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. The second piece of fiction by a major new voice in American letters, The Refugees is a beautifully written and sharply observed book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780802126399
9781432839024
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 330173b8-e697-dc27-0dd3-129a563f10b6
Full title refugees
Author nguyen viet thanh
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:42:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 23:59:07PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-
author_display Nguyen, Viet Thanh
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Bordeaux - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Fiction, East - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description A collection of stories, written over a twenty-year period, examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity.
format_catalog Book, Large Print
format_category_catalog Books
id 330173b8-e697-dc27-0dd3-129a563f10b6
isbn 9780802126399, 9781432839024
item_details ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321783|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321791|Bordeaux - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321809|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321817|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321825|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321833|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321841|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321858|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321866|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321874|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321908|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321916|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321924|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321932|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321940|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321957|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Nguyen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000502744|QQ00264615|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F NGU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839941|Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print|Fiction Nguyen Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839958|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Nguyen Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839966|Main Library - Adult Large Print|Fiction Nguyen Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||
itype_catalog Book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-05-27T04:59:07.075Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Nguyen, Fiction Nguyen Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780802126399
publishDate 2017
record_details ils:CARL0000502744|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Grove Press,|[2017]|vii, 209 pages ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000509975|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press,|2017.|271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321783|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321791|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321809|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321817|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321825|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321833|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321841|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321858|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321866|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321874|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321908|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321916|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321924|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321932|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321940|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000502744|35192049321957|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839941|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839958|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000509975|35192049839966|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
series Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice|
subject_facet Immigrants -- Fiction, Large type books, Refugees -- Fiction, Short stories, Vietnamese -- United States -- Fiction
title_display The refugees
title_full The refugees / Viet Thanh Nguyen
title_short The refugees
topic_facet Immigrants, Large type books, Refugees, Vietnamese