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Lucky ticket

by Bui, Joey,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Fiction
 
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CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
CLP - Homewood Fiction Collection FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Short Stories FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Short Stories
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Bui
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Bui
 
 
Summary
A highly original collection of stories by a talented young writer. In the comic-tragic title story, the genial, disabled old narrator sells lottery tickets on a street corner in bustling Saigon. In 'Mekong Love', two young people in a restrictive society try to find a way to consummate their relationship. What does it mean to be Asian? What does it mean to be white? And what makes up identity? Lucky Ticket introduces a diverse range of characters, all with distinctive voices, and makes us think differently about identity, mixed-race relationships, difficulties between family generations, war and dislocation.
Contents
Lucky ticket
Hey, brother
Black beans and wine
Mekong love
Dinosaurs
I just want to hear you say it
Abu Dhabi gently
Before the lights go out
The honourable man
Whitewashed
Hot days
A scholar's hands.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bui's poignant debut collection of short stories focuses on the lives of immigrants and displaced people. In the title story, an old Vietnamese veteran without legs lives as a beggar and sells lottery tickets to make an honest wage. In "Black Beans and Wine," a Pakistani-American woman from an immigrant family struggles with her co-existing identities and unspoken childhood traumas. In "Abu Dhabi Gently," Fredy leaves Zanzibar for Abu Dhabi in order to earn money for his wife and family back home. The transition proves difficult as he adjusts to the heat, the other foreign workers, and complications with the immigration office. In "Dinosaurs," a young Argentinian man named Manu doesn't seem to take much seriously despite spending time with social activists, even when his solemn lover and friend mysteriously disappears one night at the height of Manu's band's popularity. Bui's stories are engaging as they showcase the real difficulties displaced people often face in foreign spaces, and how they affect her characters' relationships and perspectives in both positive and negative ways."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Melbourne, Australia :2019
Other Titles Short stories.
Language English
Description 244 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781922268020
192226802X
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