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Winner of the 2001 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction

"This novel’s poignancy, I think, comes from the paradoxical confrontation between innocence and experience these Asian strivers are caught in—at the same time that they are rendered childlike by ignorance of their new culture, we know they have been singed and seared, and therefore secretly toughened. Immigration is s
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Sarabande Books
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Eileen

I read this debut novel years ago and found it truly remarkable! What a shame the author hasn't written any more books!
Peggy
This novel is about a group of Vietnamese and Hmong refugees who are taking an ESL course in a high school in Missoula, Montana. Written from the point of view of the teacher ("Mees Janet"), we get a glimpse into their harrowing escapes from southeast Asia and their struggles to assimilate into a new culture. Janet is dealing with emotions brought on by her students' problems as well as her divorce that happened 8 years before, the latter by forming a relationship that is not without its own com ...more
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