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Blood and Soap (2004) [Collection]
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Dinh’s incisive, tightly woven prose peeks into the extraordinary lives of men and women in Vietnam, America and Europe. Here are ghost stories of a haunted Vietnamese hotel and wildly clever parables concerning a rich man and his poor friend. The meaning of true freedom and independence are explored when a white Southerner in 19th-century America swaps roles with his slave. A young man in Vietnam becomes obsessed with an invented language and poses as an English teacher. A New Yorker watches his neighbor practice English by shouting headlines from tabloids. A convicted serial killer examines his relationship with women, while his cellmate views his wife’s murder and his subsequent imprisonment as the fulfillment of destiny. A "happy couple" exchanges pleasantries during the day but are abusive in their sleep.

Contents:

  • Prisoner with a Dictionary
  • Our Northernmost Governor
  • "!"
  • The Town of the Hidden Coffin
  • Those Who Are No Longer with Us
  • Our Newlyweds
  • Eight Plots
  • One-Sentence Stories
  • Man Carrying Books
  • Viet Cong University
  • Elvis Phong Is Dead!
  • A Plane Ride
  • A Floating Community
  • Key Words
  • 13
  • Food Conjuring
  • Food Conjuring II
  • $
  • A Happy Couple
  • These Ants
  • A Moral Decision
  • Tiny Spaces
  • Murder or Suicide?
  • Losers
  • The Fire Escape
  • What's Showing?
  • Two Intellectuals
  • Stewart Crenshaw
  • An Idea of Home
  • Costa San Giorgio
  • The Self-Portraitist of Signa
  • Luisa Loves Her Husband
  • Parmigiano Cheese
  • A Worshipper of Beauty
  • A Moving Exhibition of Reptiles
  • Two Kings
  • My Grandfather the Exceptional

Original title: Blood and Soap
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Blood and Soap (2004)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 1583226427

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