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So, Anthony Veasna: Afterparties

Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tender-hearted, balancing acerbic humour with sharp emotional depth, Afterparties offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship and family.

A high school badminton coach and failing grocery store owner tries to relive his glory days by beating a rising star teenage player. Two drunken brothers attend a wedding afterparty and hatch a plan to expose their shady uncle's snubbing of the bride and groom. A queer love affair sparks between an older tech entrepreneur trying to launch a 'safe space' app and a disillusioned young teacher obsessed with Moby-Dick. And in the sweeping final story, a nine-year-old child learns that his mother survived a racist school shooter.

With nuanced emotional precision, gritty humour and compassionate insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities, the stories in Afterparties deliver an explosive introduction to the work of Anthony Veasna So.

Référence: 9781611856514
Noch nicht erschienen, August 2021
Fr. 26.90
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Verlag Atlantic Books
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Seitenangabe 256 S.
Meldetext Noch nicht erschienen, August 2021
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.6 cm x B13.8 cm
Coverlag Grove Press UK (Imprint/Brand)
Autor*in So, Anthony Veasna
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