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Afterparties

So, Anthony Veasna

Edité par Atlantic Books - 2021

A debut story collection about Cambodian-American life. Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, balancing acerbic humor with sharp emotional depth, Afterparties offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship, and family. With nuanced emotional precision, gritty humor, and compassionate insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant comm...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao |

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Diaz, Junot

Edité par Faber - 2008

Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. With dazzling energy and insight, Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar and his family and their attempts to find love and belonging. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is an exciting and completely original first novel from Junot Diaz.

Americanah |

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Americanah

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Edité par Knopf - 2013

As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents an...

Freshwater |

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Freshwater

Emezi, Akwaeke

Edité par Faber & Faber - 2020

Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these 'alters' - now protective, now hedonistic - take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.

The refugees |

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The refugees

Nguyen, Viet Thanh

Edité par Corsair - 2017

In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half-sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. The second piece of ficti...

Olga Dies Dreaming |

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Olga Dies Dreaming

Gonzalez, Xochitl

Edité par Fleet - 2022

It''s 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro ''Prieto'' Acevedo, are bold-faced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying, Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan''s power brokers. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy. Sure, Olga can orchestrate the love stories of the one percent, but she can''t seem to find her own . . . until she meets Matteo, who forces her to confront the effects of long-held family secrets. Twenty-seven years ago, their mo...

The namesake |

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The namesake

Lahiri, Jhumpa

Edité par a Mariner book ; Houghton Mifflin Company - 2003

Tells the story of a boy brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli, who soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so, he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss.

Pachinko |

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Pachinko

Lee, Min Jin

Edité par Grand Central Publishing - 2017

Busan, Korea 1911: Sunja, the daughter of a boarding-house owner, falls pregnant by a married Yakuza. The family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. But Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

Good Intentions |

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Good Intentions

Ali, Kasim

Edité par Fourth Estate - 2022

Nur and Yasmina are in love. They' ve been together for four happy years but Nur's parents don't know that Yasmina exists. As Nur's family counts down to midnight on New Year's Eve, Nur is watching the clock more closely than most: he has made a pact with himself, and with his girlfriend, Yasmina, that at midnight he will finally tell his Pakistani parents the truth. That he has spent years hiding his personal life from them to preserve his image as the golden child. That he has built a life with a woman he loves and she is Black. Nur wants to be the good son his parents ask him to be, and the...

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous |

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Vuong, Ocean

Edité par Vintage - 2020

On Earth We?re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family?s history that began before he was born ? a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam ? and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American mom...

All This Could Be Different |

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All This Could Be Different

Thankam Mathews, Sarah

Edité par Viking - 2022

This is a novel about being young in the 21st century. About being called a 'rockstar' by your boss because of your Excel skills. About staying up too late buying furniture online, despite the threat of eviction hanging over you. About feeling like all your choices are mortgaged to the parents that made your life possible. About the excitement of moving to a new city: about gay bars, house parties and new romances. About a group of friends - about Sneha, Tig and Thom - and how that can become a family. About love and sex and hope. About knowing that all this could be different.

Do not say we have nothing |

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Do not say we have nothing

Thien, Madeleine

Edité par Granta Books - 2017

"In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old." Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeki...

Amnesty |

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Amnesty

Adiga, Aravind

Edité par Picador - 2020

Danny - Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an undocumented immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he's been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal Australian life. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. When Danny recognizes a jacket left at the murder scene, he believes it belongs to another of his clients -- a doctor with whom he knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly...

White teeth |

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White teeth

Smith, Zadie

Edité par Penguin Books - 2001

'White Teeth' is a comic epic of multicultural Britain which tells the story of immigrants in England over a period of 40 years.