lê thi diem thúy - "The Gangster We Are All Looking For"
Feb 3 2011 7:00 pm
Acclaimed author of the 2011 One Book, One San Diego, lê thi diem thúy will be at Warwick's on Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00pm to discuss and sign her novel, The Gangster We Are All Looking For.
In 1978 six refugees - a girl, her father, and four “uncles” - are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.