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Don't Miss This Debut: Nam Le's The Boat

Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Award
A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Magazine, Miami Herald, and more

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.

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