The Boat

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 13, 2008 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The seven stories in Nam Le's masterful collection The Boat take us across the globe, from the slums of Colombia to Iowa City; from the streets of Tehran to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea. They guide us to the heart of what it means to be human — and herald the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

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User Review  - James Barker - Goodreads

A 2-star collection. A 4-star writer. 7 stories. 7 decades. The US. Colombia. Japan. Iran. Vietnam. Somewhere in the mix the voices break, voices merge… this Aussie writer of Vietnamese origin needs ... Read full review

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User Review  - kiko - Goodreads

It takes me four years to thoroughly finish this book. I read the first story four years ago and love this author since then. People in the west tend to consider Le as an immigrant writer because of ... Read full review


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Nam Le was born in Vietnam, and raised in Australia. His work has appeared in Zoetrope, A Public Space, One Story, Conjunctions, and the Pushcart Prize and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies. Currently the fiction editor of the Harvard Review, he divides his time between Australia and the United States.

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