Khuê Pham in discussion with Michael Scott Moore

{pages} a bookstore together with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is pleased to present an evening with author Khuê Pham who will be discussing her debut novel Brothers And Ghosts (translated from German) with Michael Scott Moore on Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm.  Brothers and Ghosts is the story of A young woman, torn between two cultures, belonging to neither. A family, torn apart by a war they had no choice about.

Ocean Vuong has called Brothers and Ghosts “a groundbreaking work in German literature, Pham's novel marks a seminal accomplishment that tells the dignified, thorough, and epic story of a Vietnamese family through clear, gem-like sentences and unflinching observations. With Pham's vision, nothing is left unturned and all things are salvaged and lost at once. A courageous and bold achievement by a bright new voice."

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More about Brothers and Ghosts

A young woman, torn between two cultures, belonging to neither. A family, torn apart by a war they had no choice about. Kiều calls herself Kim because it’s easier for Europeans to pronounce. She knows little about her Vietnamese family’s history until she receives a Facebook message from her estranged uncle in America, telling her that her grandmother is dying. Her father and uncle haven’t spoken since the end of the Vietnam War. One brother supported the Vietcong, while the other sided with the Americans. When Kiều and her parents travel to America to join the rest of the family in California to open her grandmother’s will, questions relating to their past ― to what has been suppressed ― resurface and demand to be addressed. Ocean Vuong on the book: ‘A groundbreaking work in German literature, Phạm’s novel marks a seminal accomplishment that tells the dignified, thorough, and epic story of a Vietnamese family through clear, gem-like sentences and unflinching observations. With Phạm’s vision, nothing is left unturned and all things are salvaged and lost at once. A courageous and bold achievement by a bright new voice.

More about Khuê Pham:

Khuê Phạm is an award-winning Vietnamese-German journalist and writer. Born in Berlin, she studied in London and worked as a producer for NPR`s Berlin Bureau before becoming an editor at the German weekly “Die ZEIT”. In 2012, she co-wrote a non-fiction book about second generation immigrants in Germany. In 2021, she published her debut novel “Brothers and Ghosts”, which is inspired by her Vietnamese family in Berlin, Saigon and California. Translated into English by Daryl Lindsey and Charles Hawley, it will be published in the US in September. You can read more about Khuê here: https://www.khuepham.de/english  Instagram: @pham_fatale

 

More about Michael Scott Moore: 

Moore is the author of a comic novel about L.A., Too Much of Nothing, and a travel book about surfing, Sweetness and Blood, which was named a best book of 2010 by The Economist. He covered the 2011 trial of ten Somali pirates in Europe for Spiegel Online, then traveled to Somalia in early 2012 to research a book. He was kidnapped and held hostage for two and a half years. His critically acclaimed memoir about the ordeal, The Desert and the Sea, was an international bestseller. He’s won Fulbright, Logan, and Pulitzer Center grants for his nonfiction, as well as a Silver Nautilus Award in journalism and investigative reporting; and Yaddo, MacDowell, and DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest fellowships for his fiction.

This event is presented with the support of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brothers and Ghosts By Khuê Phạm, Daryl Lindsey (Translator), Charles Hawley (Translator) Cover Image
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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast By Michael Scott Moore Cover Image
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 28th, 2019