The Reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan

One of my favorite novels from 2012 is now available in paperback.

One of my favorite novels from 2012 is now available in paperback.

 

 

Aimee Phan, author of the short story collection We Should Never Meet, brings us The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, her debut novel.  Phan takes readers from Vietnam to Malaysia to France to Los Angeles in this sweeping, heart-wrenching tale.  The Truong and Vo families leave their war-ravaged homeland for better lives but find themselves separated from each other, both physically and emotionally.  Yet, they are all forever bound together, and Cherry journeys to Vietnam to reconnect with her brother, exiled over a family secret.  Phan gives readers a story rich in history and shows us while families might be separated, familial ties remain strong.

Aimee Phan

Aimee Phan

 

 

 

 

 

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