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xiaojunbpl12 added a title to their For later shelf Oct 22 2017
Zahra, a young Lebanese woman haunted by memories of abuse by her parents, enters into a loveless marriage in West Africa and then returns to war-torn Beirut.
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Oct 18 2017
"Heard Nguyen on Fresh Air/NPR and Writers and Company. Finally, a sophisticated insider perspective on the Vietnam war for a change. Nguyen's narrative is all that and more: a satiric thriller that's hyper-critical, surreal and sardonic, with li..." Permalink
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xiaojunbpl12 made a comment Oct 18 2017
"Satire, dark humor, farce(regional/ethnic/sexual/religious)... or I mostly enjoyed as such even with the war torn reality and refugees condition, throughout narrator’s truthful confession, no single quotation mark, flourishing to 295 pages. The..." Permalink
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xiaojunbpl12 made a comment Oct 11 2017
"More possible than impressive, or less impossible than authentic, giving me a blurred vision not caused by welled up eyes. Many characters appear overkill when first appeared, only some recovered in the later chapter after connect the dots." Permalink
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