Book ‘Things We Lost to the Water’ by Eric Nguyen

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A captivating novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. This stunning debut is "vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting... in its intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review). When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle in to life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father. But with time, Huong realizes she will never see her husband again. While she attempts...
Publisher: Vintage (April 26, 2022)  Pages: 304 pages  ISBN-10: 0593311035  ISBN-13: 978-0593311035  ASIN:‎ B08FZMQZ9F

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About the author: ERIC NGUYEN earned an MFA in Creative Writing from McNeese State University in Louisiana. He has been awarded fellowships from Lambda Literary, Voices of Our Nation Arts (VONA), and the Tin House Writers Workshop. He is the editor in chief of He lives in Washington, DC. Things We Lost to the Water is his first novel.