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The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong
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Sep 03, 2019 | 304 Pages
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Praise for The Sweetest Fruits:

“In The Sweetest Fruits, Monique Truong does what she does best, painting a vivid portrait of privilege, restlessness, and tenacity through the conflicting experiences of characters grappling with their senses of love, family, and home.” —Kevin Chau, Lit Hub, “Most Anticipated Books of 2019″ 

“In this globetrotting, luminous novel, the three narrators offer an honest, contradictory portrait of the man they knew that highlights the social expectations of their gender, race, and class for their time. Like [Truong’s] first novel, The Book of SaltThe Sweetest Fruits leads readers [into] a sweeping narrative that poses questions about belonging, existence, and storytelling.” —Kate Gavino, The Millions, “Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2019 Book Preview” 

“[A] remarkable novel about love, the power of memory, and betrayal . . . Truong is dazzling on the sentence level, and she inhabits each of these three women brilliantly. Truong’s command of voice and historical knowledge brings the stories of these remarkable women to life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Extraordinary . . . by reclaiming these exemplary women’s voices, Truong enhances history with illuminating herstory too long overlooked.” Booklist (starred review)

“It isn’t only the fantastic Lafcadio Hearn who springs to new life in these pages. The women around him do as well, even as they mix the extraordinary and the ordinary in an exhilarating new way. The Sweetest Fruits is brilliant and heartbreaking–I was transfixed.” —Gish Jen, author of Typical American
 

“Monique Truong has composed a sublime, many-voiced novel of voyage and reinvention.  It will cross horizons, yet remain burrowed in your heart.”  —Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

“Intimate and sensuous yet majestic in scope, The Sweetest Fruits is a rapturous, glorious novel, extraordinarily alive to the world.” —Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew
 
“Presented in four courses from the perspective of the women closest to him, The Sweetest Fruits is a feast you’ll want to devour for its arresting metaphors and its beautiful prose.” —Anita Lo, author of Solo: A Modern Cookbook for One

“[Truong] imagines the extraordinary lives of three women who loved an extraordinary man [and] creates distinct, engaging voices for these women . . . Bold [and] original.” Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Monique Truong:

“Impressive and ambitious . . . An irresistible, scrupulously engineered confection that weaves together history, art, and human nature . . . Displays the author’s supple imagination on every page.” —The Los Angeles Times on The Book of Salt

“A debut novel of pungent sensuousness and intricate, inspired imagination . . . A marvelous tale.”Elle on The Book of Salt

“A deeply compassionate and artfully crafted novel about being foreign and family at the same time by the writer whose debut, The Book of Salt, swept us away.” —O: The Oprah Magazine on Bitter in the Mouth

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