Review: Mãn by Kim Thuy

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Mãn by Kim Thúy, trans. by Sheila Fischman (Vintage Canada, 2015)

Reviewed by Rebecca Valley

Usually, the books I pluck from bookstore shelves are familiar – familiar authors, familiar titles from endless lists of books I have to read before I die lest I pass on without have experienced the one literary treasure I’d been holding out for. This book was different.

I found Kim Thuy’s novel Mãn in the clearance section of Elliot Bay Books in Seattle, a little gem among a hodgepodge of forgotten coffee table history tomes and books of smoothie recipes. Continue reading