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Afterparties

Afterparties

Publisher : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
SKU: 9781611856514
R 361,25
A debut story collection about Cambodian-American life - immersive, comic and unsparing - by an indisputable talent.
October, 2021
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.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781611856514
Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Contributor By (author) Anthony Veasna So
Publication Date 2021-08-19
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 383
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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.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781611856514
Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Contributor By (author) Anthony Veasna So
Publication Date 2021-08-19
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 383
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