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Ly Tran – House of Sticks

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie autobiografische verhalen van de Vietnamees-Amerikaanse schrijfster. Op 1 juni 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books dit eerste boek met de memoires van de Amerikaans-Vietnamese schrijfster Ly Tran. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de House of Sticks. Het boek is geschreven door Ly Tran. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de eerste boek van de Vietnamees- Amerikaanse schrijfster Ly Tran.

Ly Tran House of Sticks Recensie

House of Sticks

A Memoir

  • Schrijfster: Ly Tran (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: autobiografische verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 1 juni 2021
  • Omvang: 384 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek

Flaptekst van het boek van Ly Tran

An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations.

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong river in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father, a former lieutenant in the South Vietnamese army, spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Soon after they arrive, Ly joins her parents and three older brothers sewing ties and cummerbunds piece-meal on their living room floor to make ends meet.

As they navigate this new landscape, Ly finds herself torn between two worlds. She knows she must honor her parents’ Buddhist faith and contribute to the family livelihood, working long hours at home and eventually as a manicurist alongside her mother at a nail salon in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that her parents take over. But at school, Ly feels the mounting pressure to blend in.

A growing inability to see the blackboard presents new challenges, especially when her father forbids her from getting glasses, calling her diagnosis of poor vision a government conspiracy. His frightening temper and paranoia leave an indelible mark on Ly’s sense of self. Who is she outside of everything her family expects of her?

Told in a spare, evocative voice that, with flashes of humor, weaves together her family’s immigration experience with her own fraught and courageous coming of age, House of Sticks is a timely and powerful portrait of one girl’s struggle to reckon with her heritage and forge her own path.

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