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Vuong is a mightily gifted observer... moving and rarely less than excellent.
Vuong writes with a clear beauty and insistence unlike any other writer working today.
“[A] series of high notes that trembles exquisitely almost without break... Marvelous.
"Vuong peels apart phrases and reconfigures them into new, surprising ideas.”
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"Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanantly stunning. 
Vuong’s deeply felt work might just be the first great fiction of this modern, homegrown travesty.

When writing is this good,

who needs air?”

           -- Jacqueline Woodson

Raw...fearless. [P]rose as radiant and assured as his poetry.

“[O]ne of the best novels I've ever read... This book is a masterpiece.

--Tommy Orange

“[L]uminous, shattering, urgent, necessary.”

--Celeste Ng

[A] burning effigy of The Way We Live Now, sending the idea of “American values” up in flames.
“A raw and incandescently written foray into fiction by one of our most gifted poets.”

[T]ruly a masterpiece.”

--Max Porter

“A powerful testimony to magic and loss. A marvel.”

--Marlon James