WINNER OF THE JOHN LEONARD PRIZE AT THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS AND THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION
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'So's distinctive voice is ever-present: mellifluous, streetwise and slightly brash, at once cynical and bighearted...unique and quintessential' Sunday Times
'So's stories reimagine and reanimate the…
Why read it?
2 authors picked Afterparties as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
So’s short story collection weaves through the lives of Cambodian refugees and their search for identity while forging a better life for their families.
How do the survivors of genocide move forward and start over?
Whether told from the perspective of two sisters working in their mother’s donut shop, a son grieving his father in a temple, or a badminton team losing faith in their coach, these stories offer a one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope with whimsy, heartache, fortitude, and rebellion.
Afterparties: Stories is about Cambodian Americans, their first-generation Khmer Rougue-surviving parents, and the tensions between their dreams and desires for themselves and their families. There are apprentice monks, reincarnated souls, mechanics, artists, slackers, and wannabe tech millionaires. So never sells any of his characters’ dreams short. Every story is a gem!
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