Review of Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Refugees

As a fan of Nguyen's The Sympathizer, it was a great pleasure to read and review his short story collection The Refugees. I'm haunted by so many of the characters: the ghost who swims across the ocean in "Black-Eyed Women," the professor suffering from Alzheimer's in "I'd Love You to Want Me." Nguyen is a great writer, and I recommend both The Refugees and The Sympathizer for anyone interested in stories about race, trauma, ghosts, and the struggles of being a refugee or the child of a refugee. You can read my review online at The Rumpus.