In the first story, Black-Eyed Women, the narrator and her mother are visited by her brothers unblinking adolescent ghost, who wears the mildewed shorts hed worn the day he died on an overcrowded boat. Looking back, the narrator thinks, I could see that we had passed our youth in a haunted country. She recalls stories from the ancient crones who chewed betel nut and spat its red juice while squatting on their haunches in the market, and who spun stories about the dead. She cries for ชุดนอนไม่ได้นอน the other girls who had vanished and never come back, including myself. In this collection, towns are altered by war, relatives by time. In some stories, decades pass between letters home to Vietnam, as in Fatherland. There is a thorny dissonance between past and present. The living protagonists are often forced to carry traumatic visions with them as they try to make their way in a new country. In Id Love You to Want Me, a wife wonders whether her aging husband remembered their escape from Vung Tau on a rickety fishing trawler. She recalled washing their faces with saltwater and spit, urging decorum. Among Nguyens characters, it seems painful to remember life as a refugee, but unwise to forget it. I had not forgotten our nameless blue boat, the narrator of the first story says, and it had not forgotten me. She could recall its scent, rancid with human sweat and excreta. Nguyen is skilled at making us feel the disorientation and alienation of these characters navigating displacement. The narrator in The Other Man is anxiously scanning the strange faces as he lands in San Francisco, weary, unsettled by the traffic and the plaintive sound of radio jingles.
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