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May Book Club - The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Refugees book cover The book for May will be The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Meet at 2000 Malvern Rd in Upper Arlington on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM. Your hosts will have beverages; please feel free to bring snacks for the group.

Link to an NPR story about this book.

In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to the hopes and expectations of people making life-changing decisions to leave one country for another, and the rifts in identity, loyalties, romantic relationships, and family that accompany relocation. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half-sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a testament to the dreams and hardship of migration.

May 31st, 2017 7:00 PM
2000 Malvern Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

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