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Monique Truong

MONIQUE TRUONG was born in Saigon and currently lives in New York City.  Her first novel, The Book of Salt, was a New York Times Notable Book.  It won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the 2003 Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Britain's Guardian First Book Award. She is the recipient of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship, and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Bitter in the Mouth
Written by Monique Truong
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8132-2 (0-8129-8132-4)

Bitter in the Mouth is a brilliant, virtuosic novel about a young woman’s search for identity and the true meaning of family.

“What I know about you, little girl, would break you in two” are the prophetic last words that Linda Hammerick’s grandmother says to her. Growing up in small-town North Carolina...

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