The Boat

Author: Nam Le

Price: $24.95
$24.95
SKU: 9780143009610

'The Boat raises the bar for Australian writing.'
PETER CRAVEN, Heat

'Nam Le is . . . a disturber of the peace.

'Consider the subjects of his stories: a child assassin in Colombia ('Cartagena'), an ageing New York artist desperate for a reconciliation with his daughter ('Meeting Elise'), a boy's coming of age in a rough Victorian fishing town ('Halflead Bay'), before the first atomic bomb falls in Japan ('Hiroshima'), The suffocations of theocracy in Iran ('Tehran Calling').  This astonishing range is topped and tailed by accounts of the uneasy reunion of a young Vietnamese writer in America with his ex-soldier father, and by the title story – the escape of a group of exhausted refugees from the Vietcong in a wallowing boat.

'One might be permitted to think, after all this high seriousness and intensity, Nam Le can't do funny.  But this criminally talented 29-year-old can do that as well.'
BARRY OAKLEY, Australian Literary Review

'Stunning'
The Times

'A fearless new Australian voice that accepts no geographical limits: these are stories of leaping power and the most breath-taking grace and intimacy.'
HELEN GARNER

'Wonderful stories that snarl and pant across our crazed world . . . an extraordinary performance.  Nam Le is a heartbreaker, not easily forgotten.'
JUNOT DIAZ

'The fiction debut of the year.'
JAMES LEY, Australian Book Review

'The best book debut of 2008.'
New York Magazine

'The runaway literary success of 2008.'
Weekend Australian

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Book Cover: The Boat: Penguin Australian Classics
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780143569701
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Book Cover:  Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice:Penguin Specials

A young Vietnamese-Australian named Nam, in his final year at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, is trying to find his voice on the page. When his father, a man with a painful past, comes to visit, Nam's writing and sense of self are both deeply changed.
 
Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice is a deeply moving story of identity, family and the wellsprings of creativity...

A young Vietnamese-Australian named Nam, in his final year at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, is trying to find his voice on the page. When his father, a man with a painful past, comes to visit, Nam's...

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Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742535791
Price: $2.99
Book Cover: The Boat
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
Published: 02/03/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284781
Price: $16.99
Published:02/03/2009
Format:Paperback, 336 pages
RRP:$24.95
price:AUD $24.95
ISBN-13:9780143009610
ISBN-10:0143009613
Origin:Australia
Imprint:Penguin
Publisher:Penguin Aus.

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