Fifty years after the Vietnam War, this anthology by descendants of Vietnam veterans and refugee confronts war and its aftermath. What emerges is an affecting portrait of the effects of war and family—an intercultural, generational dialogue on silence, memory, landscape, imagination, Agent Orange, displacement, postwar trauma, and the severe realities that are carried home. Including such acclaimed voices as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Karen Russell, Terrance Hayes, Suzan-Lori Parks, Nick Flynn, and Ocean Vuong, Inheriting the War enriches the discourse of the Vietnam War and provides a collective conversation that attempts to transcend the recursion of history.
November 21, 2017
Inheriting the WarWritten by Katy Haas
- Subtitle: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees
- Book Type: Anthology Ed.
- by: Laren McClung
- Publisher (link): W.W. Norton & Co.
- Date Published: November 2017
- ISBN-13: 978-0-393-35428-7
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400pp
- Price: $19.95
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