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Nguyen, Viet Thanh. THE REFUGEES. New York City, NY: Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 210 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut collection of short stories. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Refugees". His brilliant collection of short stories, written before "The Sympathizer" (2015), his award-winning breakthrough novel. "Perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family" (Publisher's blurb). "As impeccably written as it is timed. An important and incisive book written by a major writer with first-hand knowledge of the human rights drama exploding on the international stage and the talent to give us inroads toward understanding it. Refreshing and essential to have this work from a writer who knows and feels the terrain on an intellectual, emotional, and cellular level. An exquisite book" (The Washington Post). The typical, privileged American may not know it, but in a fundamental sense, every human being is indeed a refugee. An absolute "must-have" title for Viet Thanh Nguyen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Viet Thanh Nguyen 3/15/2017 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. His specimen-signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, and elegant. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed, placed, and publication-year dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. "The Sympathizer" is the most awarded First Novel of the decade: Among others, Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal For Excellence In Fiction in 2016, The Center For Fiction First Novel Prize in 2015, the Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature in 2016, and the two most prestigious of them all, the Edgar Mystery Thriller Award and the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction in 2016 for "The Sympathizer". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2017. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0802126391. $70.00

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