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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I feel like I should have enjoyed these stories much more than I did. There's no denying that Le is a talented writer able to distill a time, place and situation down to essentials but something put ... Read full review

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It's well-known in the writing and publishing industry that the reading public is far more interested in buying novels than short story collections. When I worked in a bookstore in 2011, Nam Le's The ... 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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