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Writer and scholar Viet Thanh Nguyen just won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer.

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Split between the end of the Vietnam War and the following years in Los Angeles, the book tells the story of a North Vietnamese spy whose loyalty and identity quickly come into question.

Enjoy an early short story from Nguyen here, titled Better Homes and Gardens, from a 2002 issue of Manoa focusing on New Vietnamese writing from Vietnam and The U.S.


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Manoa, Vol. 14, No. 1, Two Rivers: New Vietnamese Writing from America and Viet Nam (Summer, 2002), pp. 171-180
University of Hawai'i Press