Monique Truong


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Monique T.D. Truong (born 1968 in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Truong left Vietnam for the United States in 1975. She served in the past as an associate fiction editor for the Asian Pacific American Journal, a literary publication of the Asian American Workshop based in New York City.

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The Book of Salt

3.51 avg rating — 4,448 ratings — published 2003 — 25 editions
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Bitter in the Mouth

3.57 avg rating — 1,831 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Sweetest Fruits

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Libro de La Sal, El

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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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