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Fake House (2000) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

  • a Vietnamese man transplanted to the United States visits his homeland and, on a train ride from Hanoi to Saigon, learns the evanescence of memory-collecting;
  • a divorced American lawyer, flipping through Origami Geishas considers sending away for a mail-order bride;
  • an American Vietnam War veteran from Frankfort, Kentucky, wrestles with his ghosts on a Vietnamese mountaintop.

    These are some of the inhabitants of Fake House

    With nine stories set in the United States and twelve in Vietnam, Fake House explores the weird, atrocious, fond, and ongoing intimacies between these two countries. The politics of race and sex anchor these stories, as Dinh's characters try to make sense of life in a post-Vietnam War world, dignity here lies in the ways one faces the conflicts within, and those out in the world. Marginal souls in two cultures linked by a complicated past, the characters in Fake House are often driven by misdirected intensity and anger.


    • Fake House
    • Fritz Glatman
    • The Ugliest Girl
    • Val
    • A Cultured Boy
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • In the Vein
    • Boo Hoo Hoo
    • 555
    • Two Who Forgot
    • Saigon Pull
    • Brother News from Home
    • For Gristles
    • Hope and Standards
    • California Fine View
    • 10 X 50
    • The Hippie Chick
    • Western Music
    • The Cave
    • Dead on Arrival
    • Chopped Steak Mountain
  • Original title: Fake House
    Original languages: English


    Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And Multicultural

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    Fake House (2000)
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    Language: English

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    ISBN: 1583220399

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