Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Refugees' by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kerryn Goldsworthy
30 March 2017

In the age of e-readers, this is a book to own in hard copy, because it is very beautiful: a hardback with a dust jacket in the pale frosted blue-green of a Monarch butterfly chrysalis, with a small bright parrot front and centre, wings outspread, reminding the reader that the word ‘refugee’ has its roots in the Latin word for ‘flight’.

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