How to Pronounce Knife : : Stories
Book - 2020 Fiction / Thammavongsa, Souvankham, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Thammavongsa, Souvankham 1 On Shelf No requests on this item
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Call Number: Fiction / Thammavongsa, Souvankham, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Thammavongsa, Souvankham
On Shelf At: Downtown Library
|Location||Call Number||Branch||Item Status|
|Downtown 2nd Floor||Fiction / Thammavongsa, Souvankham||Downtown Library||On Shelf|
|Pittsfield Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / General / Thammavongsa, Souvankham||Pittsfield Branch||Due 11-18-2021|
"In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world."--Provided by publisher.
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