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Monique Truong

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Monique Truong was born and raised in Vietnam, and moved to the US after the fall of Saigon. She was an intellectual property attorney in New York, but now devotes herself full-time to writing. Her short fiction and essays have been taught in universities across America. Her first novel was The Book of Salt.

Books by Monique Truong

Bitter In The Mouth

A beguilingly original Southern gothic family novel with a sharp and minty twist, by an acclaimed writer with a sensual, surprising imagination and a compelling way with words.

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The Book of Salt

'The Book of Salt reminded me of how thrilling really fine writing can be, and how rarely one sees it' Sarah Waters

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