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We Should Never Meet Stories by Aimee Phan

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Published by Picador .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9863152M
ISBN 100312322674
ISBN 109780312322670

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  We Should Never Meet is one of those rare books that truly takes an original look at the human conditionand marks the exciting debut of a major new writer for our time. Less Cited by: 5. We Should Never Meet consists of eight interlinked stories, moving swiftly between the U.S. and Vietnam, and lives and fates of their protagonists intertwine and are linked: a major character in one story will Aimee Phan's debut collection of stories centers around the aftermath of Operation Babylift - the airlift of Vietnamese orphans during the Vietnam War, after the fall of Saigon/5.   Passionate and beautifully written, We Should Never Meet is an utterly fresh reconsideration of the Vietnam War for a new generation and heralds the arrival of one of "the very best of the new wave.   We Should Never Meet is one of those rare books that truly takes an original look at the human conditionand marks the exciting debut of a major new writer for our time. Preview this book» .

“We Shall Never Meet,” the title story, introduces Kim, a Babylift orphan who soon finds that each foster home brings a new set of problems, expectations and demands. Newly emancipated, Kim lives with a gang leader, Vinh, who executes home invasion robberies when they need money. Trust does not come easily to the American-raised Kim.   Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since WE SHOULD NEVER MEET STORIES Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, Author: Aimee Phan. We Should Never Meet is one of those rare books that truly takes an original look at the human conditionand marks the exciting debut of a major new writer for our time. For a complete listing of reading group guides visit: Reading Group Guide QuestionsFile Size: KB. It has been said that you should never try to meet your heroes, lest they be found to have feet of clay. Perhaps most intriguing is this instance from an article on A.S. Neill, the founder of Summerhill School, in the Advisory Centre for Education's Where magazine, issues 56–79 ().

  Passionate and beautifully written, We Should Never Meet is an utterly fresh reconsideration of the Vietnam War for a new generation and heralds the arrival of one of "the very best of the new wave of Asian-American authors" (David Wong Louie).Brand: Picador.   We Should Never Meet. MISS LIEN LIEN WAS FIGHTING THEM again. Clawing at their arms, kicking her feet, pushing them away. Go get the boy. This one is strong. She rolled her head from one side to the other. Her skin was. We Should Never Meet by Aimee Phan; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Adoptees, Vietnamese Americans, Orphans, Fiction, Refugees; Places: Ho Chi Minh. The story is a perfect introduction to the rest of the story (that can be taken, in a way, as a novel in pieces): Lien is only one of many catalysts for the orphans’ tragedy. The second and fourth stories, “We Should Never Meet” and “Visitors,” center around two Vietnamese orphans muddling through life as perpetual outsiders in America.