Elevator in Saigon

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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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192
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English
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Paperback
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9780811238540

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About the Author
Thuân (?oan Ánh Thuân) was born in 1967 in Hanoi. She studied at universities in Russia and France and now lives in Paris. She is a recipient of the Writers' Union Prize, the highest award in Vietnamese literature.
Nguyen An Lý lives in Vietnam and co-edits the online, independent, open-access Zzz Review. Her translations, mostly from English into Vietnamese, include works by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, George Orwell, and Amos Oz.
Reviews
Chinatown is a fever dream, a hallucination, a loop in time and life that Thua^n masterfully deploys to capture the disorienting and debilitating effects of migration, racism, and a broken heart in both Vietnam and France. I was completely immersed in this spellbinding novel.--Viet Thanh Nguyen
[Chinatown is] a virtuosic stream-of-consciousness mapping of the afterlives of diaspora.-- "The New Yorker"
Like Duras, Thuan is an intensely poetic writer. In many writers' hands, this strategy could be deadening, but Thuan excels at creating momentum through language, and Nguyen An Lý translates that momentum beautifully. Chinatown exerts a near-tidal pull on the reader. I swallowed it down in one gulp.--Lily Meyer "NPR"