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What We Are

Malae, Peter Nathaniel

Verlag: Grove Press Inc., New York, 2010
ISBN 10: 0802119077 / ISBN 13: 9780802119070
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Titel: What We Are

Verlag: Grove Press Inc., New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

Einband: Hardcover

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Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition.

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Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Jacket is marked in places, with the lightest of shelfwear along upper edge. Pages are sound and clean; all text remains clear. TS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 422995

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Inhaltsangabe: A New York Times Editors? Choice and a blazing and authentic new literary voice, Peter Nathaniel Malae?s raw and powerful, bullet-fast debut novel looks at contemporary America through the eyes of one disillusioned son.

What We Are follows twenty-eight-year-old Samoan-American Paul Tusifale as he strives to find his place in a culture that barely acknowledges his existence. Within San Jose?s landscape of sprawling freeways and dotcom headquarters, where the plight of migrant workers is ever-present, Paul lives outside society, a drifter who takes a personal interest in defiantly—even violently—defending those in need. As he moves through the lives of sinister old friends, suburban cranksters, and septuagenarian swingers, Paul battles to find the wisdom he desperately needs, whether through adhering to tradition or casting it aside.

A dynamic addition to America?s diverse literature of the outsider, What We Are establishes Peter Nathaniel Malae as an authentic, gifted new writer, whose muscular prose brings to life the pull of a departed father?s homeland, the anger of class divisions, the noise of the evening news, and in the end beautifully renders the pathos of the disengaged.

Über den Autor: Peter Nathaniel Malae is also the author of the story collection, Teach the Free Man, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and a notable book selection by the Story Prize.

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