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Love Like Hate

Love Like Hate

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Written by Linh DinhAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linh Dinh

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: September 21, 2010
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-909-5 (1-58322-909-4)
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In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh’s dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic élan of Italo Calvino.

Love Like Hate affirms that Linh Dinh’s is one of the great original voices in American literature of the 21st century. The English language is a better, weirder, smarter place with Dinh writing in it.” — Matthew Sharpe, author of Jamestown

“Linh Dinh is already one of the secret masters of short fiction. Love Like Hate is something like a traditional cross-cultural novel that's been shocked into life by Dinh’s uncanny ability to tell us stories we didn't even know we wanted to hear.” - Ed Park, editor of The Believer