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The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For by Thi Diem Thuy Le
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This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country.

In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; April 2011
176 pages; ISBN 9780307792259
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Title: The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Author: Thi Diem Thuy Le
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