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Description - The Boat by Nam Le

In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world. The Boat takes us from a tourist in Tehran to a teenage hit man in Colombia; from an ageing New York artist to a boy coming of age in a small Victorian fishing town; from the city of Hiroshima just before the bomb is dropped to the haunting waste of the South China Sea in the wake of another war. Each story uncovers a raw human truth. Each story is absorbing and fully realised as a novel. Together, the make-up is a collection of astonishing diversity and achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241015384
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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