The Boat

The Boat

Paperback

By (author) Nam Le

$11.84
List price $15.00
You save $3.16 21% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Format: Paperback | 271 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 11 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0307388190
  • ISBN 13: 9780307388193
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 39,976

Product description

The seven stories in Nam Le's masterful collection The Boat take us across the globe, from the slums of Colombia to Iowa City; from the streets of Tehran to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea. They guide us to the heart of what it means to be human -- and herald the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Nam Le was born in Vietnam, and raised in Australia. His work has appeared in "Zoetrope," "A Public Space," "One Story," "Conjunctions," and the Pushcart Prize and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies. Currently the fiction editor of the Harvard Review, he divides his time between Australia and the United States. www.namleonline.com

Review quote

"Nam Le's lyricism and emotional urgency lend his portraits enormous visceral power. . . . A remarkable collection." --"The New York Times""Nam Le is extraordinary, a writer who must - who will - be heard. . . .The Boat's vision and its power are timeless." --Mary Gaitskill"Astounding. . . . A refreshingly diverse and panoramic debut." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review""Extraordinarily accomplished and sophisticated. . . . Moving and unforgettable." --"San Francisco Chronicle""Wonderful stories that snarl and pant across our crazed world . . . . Nam Le is a heartbreaker, not easily forgotten." --Junot Diaz"Lyrical . . . Powerful and assured. . . . [Le's] kaleidoscopic world view is on display throughout the stories, which seamlessly blend cultural traditions, accents and landscapes that run from lush to barren." --"The Miami Herald""Stunning. . . .These stories are so beautifully written and cross emotional barriers of time and place with such clear vision and strong command of language we can only wonder with awe what Nam Le will offer us next." --"The Oregonian""A collection that takes the reader across the globe. From Iowa to Colombia to Australia and Iran, the characters in Le's stories each shape the world around them. In each story, the protagonists create a new atmosphere. . . .While Le is a writer who seems to be interested in the issues of the world, he is also a writer interested in the young. . . . Le does not downplay the lives of his children as fiction often does when portraying younger characters but presents them with a seriousness and intelligence that is refreshing. . . . The Boat is an impressive debut from a writer with a lot more to give. A writer to be remembered."--Marion Frisby, "The Denver Post""Powerful . . . Lyrical . . . Devastating . . . A harsh and masterful effort, each tale a clean shot through the heart, the aim true. In seven stories covering six continents and an ocean, Le delivers a powerful and assured vision that offers a clear l