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Monique Truong

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MONIQUE TRUONG, born in Saigon, came to the U.S. as a refugee. She currently lives in New York City. Her first novel, The Book of Salt, was a New York Times Notable Book and a national bestseller. It won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award. Her second novel, Bitter in the Mouth, received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Family Foundation Award and named a 25 Best Fiction Books by Barnes & Noble and a 10 Best Fiction Books by Hudson Booksellers. She is the recipient of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and U. ...more

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The Book of Salt

3.52 avg rating — 4,904 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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Bitter in the Mouth

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The Sweetest Fruits

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“The irony of acquiring a foreign tongue is that I have amassed just enough cheap, serviceable words to fuel my desires and never, never enough lavish, impudent ones to feed them.”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

“I was certain t find the familiar sting of salt, but what I needed to know was what kind: kitchen, sweat, tears or the sea.”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

“Alcohol, I had learned, was an eloquent if somewhat inaccurate interpreter. I had placed my trust that December night in glass after glass of it, eager not for drink but for a bit of talk. ”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

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