- Current Status
- In Season
- Nam Le
- Short Stories, Fiction
The characters in Nam Le’s The Boat are impossible to pigeonhole, ranging from an egomaniacal Manhattan artist to a Colombian gangster to a hard-drinking Iowa M.F.A. student.
The brutal title story dramatizes the plight of three Vietnamese boat people.
Le’s viscerally affecting writing and bold imagination mark an exciting, if uneven, debut. B+