The Gangster We Are All Looking For

lê thi diem thúy

layers of memories are built over each other in this autobiographically inspired novel about a family moving from vietnam to southern california. there are pasts that follow them over the seas. lê tells a story through images and moments with no heavy plot points and an absence of cloying nostalgia, just an air of remembrances that slowly overlap to create a portrait of a family.