The Reeducation of Cherry Truong

A Novel

Aimee Phan

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"The Reeducation of Cherry Truong transcends ethnicity and culture and dives headlong into the plight of being human….Aimee Phan’s prose is beautifully intricate yet powerful in what it reveals and exposes."---Jennie Shortridge, author of Eating Heaven

Cherry Truong’s parents have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California home, sending him to Vietnam to live with distant relatives. Determined to bring him back, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to her family’s native country and finds herself on a journey to uncover decades-old secrets---hidden loves, desperate choices, and lives ripped apart by the march of war and the currents of history.

The Reeducation of Cherry Truong is the sweeping story of two spirited and unforgettable families---the Truongs and the Vos---and their yearning for reconciliation, redemption, and a place to call home.

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Chapter One

HOA

 
PULAU BIDONG, MALAYSIA, 1979
Hoa struggled to ignore him, her eyes concentrating on the damp towel hanging in front of her, her movements quick and methodical. It was impossible: Bac Nhut was not asleep, he was watching her. Hoa had caught the old man’s eyes fluttering as she adjusted her canvas partition, his mouth too delicately closed, his head conveniently propped in her direction. Their families and neighbors were away at the mess hall for lunch, leaving the old pervert free to leer without witnesses.

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"Aimee Phan is a keen observer and a beautiful writer."---Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants

"Phan’s sensitively rendered novel serves up a fierce tale….She explores themes of identity, love, and redemption with a nuanced grace."---Audrey magazine

"A story of loyalties, histories, and identities…Through Cherry’s eyes, the complex country of Vietnam is lovingly explored in immense, realistic detail. Readers of Maxine Hong Kingston and Gish Jen will enjoy Phan’s sensitive, lush prose and recognize similar questions of identity."---Booklist "A reader’s dream---a fully fleshed-out family drama full of complex characters and enough old grudges for a host of mafiosi. No one is spared Phan’s eagle-eyed vision….A truly unique coming-of-age story."---Rebecca Johns, author of The Countess


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About the Author

Aimee Phan

Aimee Phan grew up in Orange County, California, and now teaches in the MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts. A 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, Aimee received her MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she won a Maytag Fellowship. Her first book, We Should Never Meet, was named a Notable Book by the Kiryama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Oregonian among others.

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The Reeducation of Cherry Truong
A Novel
Aimee Phan

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
January 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024022
ISBN10: 1250024021
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, Includes one family tree
$16.00

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
March 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312322687
ISBN10: 0312322682
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 368 pages, Includes one family tree
$25.99

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St. Martin's Press
March 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429962476
ISBN10: 142996247X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, Includes one family tree
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