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The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong

The Sweetest Fruits

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

“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
“Intimate and sensuous yet majestic in scope, The Sweetest Fruits is a rapturous, glorious novel, extraordinarily alive to the world.” —Idra Novey
“In The Sweetest Fruits, Monique Truong brilliantly reminds us that behind every great man there is an overlooked woman. This is the story of Lafcadio Hearn, a venerated author, presented in four courses from the perspective of the women close to him, each notable in their own right. It is a feast you’ll want to devour, but whose arresting metaphors will make you savor each bit of its beautiful prose.” —Anita Lo

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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