Afterparties : Stories

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Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, balancing acerbic humor with sharp emotional depth, this book offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship, and family. A high school badminton coach and failing grocery store owner tries to relive his glory days by beating a rising star teenage player. Two drunken brothers attend a wedding afterparty and hatch a plan to expose their shady uncle's snubbing of the bride and groom. A queer love affair sparks between an older tech entrepreneur trying to launch a "safe space" app and a disillusioned young teacher obsessed with Moby-Dick. And in the sweeping final story, a nine-year-old child learns that his mother survived a racist school shooter. With nuanced emotional precision, gritty humor, and compassionate insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities, these stories deliver an explosive introduction to the work of Anthony Veasna So.
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Edition Statement :

First edition.

Content :

Three women of Chuck's donuts -- Superking Son scores again -- Maly, Maly, Maly -- The shop -- The monks -- We would've been princes! -- Human development -- Somaly Serey, Serey Somaly -- Generational differences.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2021.

ISBN :

0063049902

Physical Description :

260 pages ; 22 cm

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