The Reeducation of Cherry Truong
By Aimee Phan
(Picador, Paperback, 9781250024022, 368pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Aimee Phan grew up in Orange County, California, and now teaches in the MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts. A 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, Aimee received her MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she won a Maytag Fellowship. Her first book, We Should Never Meet, was named a Notable Book by the Kiryama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Oregonian among others.
"Aimee Phan is a keen observer and a beautiful writer."---Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants"Phan’s sensitively rendered novel serves up a fierce tale….She explores themes of identity, love, and redemption with a nuanced grace."---Audrey magazine
"A story of loyalties, histories, and identities…Through Cherry’s eyes, the complex country of Vietnam is lovingly explored in immense, realistic detail. Readers of Maxine Hong Kingston and Gish Jen will enjoy Phan’s sensitive, lush prose and recognize similar questions of identity."---Booklist "A reader’s dream---a fully fleshed-out family drama full of complex characters and enough old grudges for a host of mafiosi. No one is spared Phan’s eagle-eyed vision….A truly unique coming-of-age story."---Rebecca Johns, author of The Countess