Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (Paperback)
A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, can never again find her to thank her. A man carries a massive clock. Using a variety of techniques and styles, in this collection of twelve short stories contemporary Vietnamese writers—edited by poet, short story writer, and novelist Linh Dinh—show us Vietnam through their own eyes. Night, Again breaks with the traditional views of the Vietnamese that have focused on the Vietnam War and turns our attention to postwar life in Vietnam. These writers present impressions--at once strange and familiar--of postwar realities.
About the Author
Awarded a Pew Fellowship in 1993 and a guest of the IPW's Cities of Asylum in 2003, Linh Dinh is an author, poet, and translator. He has written two collections of stories, "Fake House" and "Blood and Soap," been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000(Scribner 2000), Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner 2004) and Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present (Scribner 2003).