The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For


This acclaimed novel unearths the lifetime of a Vietnamese family members in the United States throughout the figuring out eyes of a kid discovering her position and voice in a brand new kingdom.

In 1978 six refugees—a lady, her father, and 4 “uncles”—are pulled from the ocean to start a brand new existence in San Diego. within the child’s mind's eye, the realm is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees every thing intensely, hears the misery calls of inanimate items, and waits for her mom to affix her. yet existence loses none of its strangeness while the family members is reunited. because the woman grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies more and more round opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her place of birth, the reminiscence of a brother who drowned and, so much inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

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