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In a leper colony, the damned are quarantined; the damned arebanished, untouchable, to dim crouching huts-forever. This is where Phong Nguyen, a Vietnamese emigrant, finds himself in the end of his journey to the "Promised Land"-America. His damnation begins with an angel.

She comes like some angelic being who has descended to earth to confirm his belief: If you wait long

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Hardcover, 392 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Xlibris Corporation (first published 2000)
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Khanh Ha is the author of Flesh (2012, Black Heron Press) and The Demon Who Peddled Longing (November 2014, Underground Voices). He is a five-time Pushcart nominee, a Best Indie Lit New England nominee, a finalist of THE WILLIAM FAULKNER-WISDOM CREATIVE WRITING AWARD, and the recipient of Greensboro Review’s 2014 ROBERT WATSON LITERARY PRIZE IN FICTION. His work, The Demon Who Peddled Longing, was ...more
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