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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,182 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nam Le Narrator: various narrators, James Yaegashi, Henry Strozier, Ali Ahn, Gideon Emery, Jennifer Ikeda, Jesus Martine Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This collection of stories from Pushcart Prize–winning author Nam Le has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, is a New York Times Editors’ Pick, and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The seven stories’ protagonists range from a Colombian teenage assassin to an elderly painter with health problems. Download and start listening now!


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  • Powerful ... Lyrical ... Devastating ... A harsh and master ful effort, each tale a clean shot through the heart, the aim true. Miami Herald

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Crystal | 2/16/2014

    " Immaculate fiction writing over a variety of subject matter - the loveliest of story telling. poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karlan | 2/3/2014

    " This terrific book of short stories should win awards this year. The stories are so well written that I visualized all the characters and scenes without being aware of detailed descriptions. Although the author is originally Vietnamese, the stories are set in a variety of countries. Many have teens as major characters so it would be interesting to see what a mature teen thought of the collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/29/2014

    " I've learned things of other cultures, lives. Some stories didn't grab me as much as others but it was worthwhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Davida | 12/22/2013

    " Writing feels like it's trying too hard. I really wanted to like it but did not grab me. "

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