The Travails of This Family: A Q & A with Melanie Hobson
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The Travails of This Family: A Q & A with Melanie Hobson

By Ericka Taylor

What I found interesting, in writing this book, was my growing awareness that these damaged people are nevertheless united by a strong sense of duty to one another, and that even within their difficult and often hurtful relationships, there is, at bottom, a real love for one another, something inviolable about family bonds. Continue reading

Q&A with Kim Thúy
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Q&A with Kim Thúy

by Terry Hong

When we met, first I talked about French colonization, about the Vietnamese people’s love/hate relationship with the dominant culture. For the Vietnamese, we want the French to leave our country, but then we also wish we had French features. We still wish to be French, even though we despise them, because we wish to be like those who have the power. Continue reading