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Praise for Linh Dinh:

“[Linh] Dinh’s abrupt epiphanies mix A.D.D. with Thoreau’s economy, Calvino’s globe-trotting, and a pungent eroticism reminiscent of Kawabata’s Palm-of-the-Hand Stories.”—The Village Voice

“[Linh Dinh’s Blood and Soap] owes a certain debt to Jorge Luis Borges, but uses Borgesian metafiction and genre-bending to depict a sense of absurdity, confusion, and displacement peculiar to being a contemporary world citizen.”—Matthew Sharpe, The Brooklyn Rail

“[Linh] Dinh reveals a refreshing sense of utter irreverence and experimental fun.”—AsianWeek

Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Linh Dinh’s dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic élan of Italo Calvino.

A recipient of the Pew Fellowship, the David T. Wong Fellowship, and the Asian American Literary Award, Linh Dinh is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House and Blood and Soap; and four books of poems, All Around What Empties Out, American Tatts, Borderless Bodies, and Jam Alerts. He is editor of the anthologies Night, Again and Three Vietnamese Poets. Love Like Hate is his first novel.

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A dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century.

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Linh Dinh is already one of the secret masters of short fiction. Love Like Hate is something like a traditional cross-cultural novel that's been shocked into life by Dinh's uncanny ability to tell us stories we didn't even know we wanted to hear. — Ed Park, editor of The Believer

In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh's dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic élan of Italo Calvino.

About the Author

A recipient of the Pew Fellowship, Linh Dinh has authored three collections of stories and four books of poems, and has edited two anthologies of Vietnamese writers and poets, and translated the work of P h a n Nhien H o. Blood and Soap was one of the Village Voice's Best Books of 2004.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583229095
Author:
Dinh, Linh
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Linh Dinh is already one of the secret masters of short fiction. Love Like Hate is something like a traditional cross-cultural novel that's been shocked into life by Dinh's uncanny ability to tell us stories we didn't even know we wanted to hear. — Ed Park, editor of The Believer

In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh's dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic élan of Italo Calvino.

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