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What We All Long for

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780312377717
Author(s): Dionne Brand
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 318
Series: St. Martin's Griffin

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Dionne Brand powerfully delves into uncharted aspects of urban life, the bittersweetness of youth, and secrets families try to hide. Tuyen is an aspiring artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents whove never recovered from losing one of their children while in the rush to flee Vietnam in the 1970s. She rejects her immigrant familys hard-won lifestyle, and instead lives in a rundown apartment with friendseach of whom is grappling with their own familial complexities and heartache.

In turns thrilling and heartbreaking, Tuyens lost brotherwho has since become a criminal in the Thai underworldjourneys to Toronto to find his long-lost family. As Quys arrival nears, tensions build, friendships are tested, and an unexpected encounter will forever alter the lives of Tuyen and her friends.

Gripping at times, heartrending at others, "What We All Long For" is an ode to a generation of longing and identity, and to the rhythms and pulses of a city and its burgeoning, questioning youth.

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