The Boat

ISBN 13: 9780143009610

The Boat

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Nam Le
Published by Penguin Aus. (2009)
ISBN 10: 0143009613 ISBN 13: 9780143009610
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Book Description Penguin Aus., 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. 'The Boat raises the bar for Australian writing.' Peter Craven, Heat 'Nam Le is . . . a disturber of the peace. 'Consider the subjects of his stories: a child assassin in Colombia ('Cartagena'), an ageing New York artist desperate for a reconciliation with his daughter ('Meeting Elise'), a boy's coming of age in a rough Victorian fishing town ('Halflead Bay'), before the first atomic bomb falls in Japan ('Hiroshima'), The suffocations of theocracy in Iran ('Tehran Calling'). This astonishing range is topped and tailed by accounts of the uneasy reunion of a young Vietnamese writer in America with his ex-soldier father, and by the title story - the escape of a group of exhausted refugees from the Vietcong in a wallowing boat. 'One might be permitted to think, after all this high seriousness and intensity, Nam Le can't do funny. But this criminally talented 29-year-old can do that as well.' Barry Oakley, Australian Literary Review 'Stunning' The Times 'A fearless new Australian voice that accepts no geographical limits: these are stories of leaping power and the most breath-taking grace and intimacy.' Helen Garner 'Wonderful stories that snarl and pant across our crazed world . . . an extraordinary performance. Nam Le is a heartbreaker, not easily forgotten.' Junot Diaz 'The fiction debut of the year.' James Ley, Australian Book Review 'The best book debut of 2008.' New York Magazine 'The runaway literary success of 2008.' Weekend Australian. Paperback. Seller Inventory # MM-40017401

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