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InstaReview: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

"Like the homeless, refugees are living embodiments of a disturbing possibility: that human privileges are quite fragile, that one's home, family, and nation are one catastrophe away from being destroyed."

If you’re a fan of short stories, or looking to switch up your reading list, Viet Thanh Nguyen has assembled a collection of eight short stories that can’t be missed. From a father who spent 5 years in a reeducation camp to a man haunted by his brother’s ghost, these stories highlight the diverse experiences of refugees who fled their homeland during the Vietnam War. While these stories may not be considered stay-up-all-night page turners, they are a poignant reflection on what it means to be a refugee. We recommend!


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