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A World of Stories from a Son of Vietnam, Michiko Kakutani , single work review
— Review of The Boat Nam Le , 2008 selected work short story ;

Kakutani asserts that the opening story, 'like many in The Boat, catches people in moments of extremis, confronted by death or loss or terror (or all three) and forced to grapple at the most fundamental level with who they are and what they want or believe. Whether it’s the prospect of dying at sea or being shot by a drug kingpin or losing family members in a war, Nam Le’s people are individuals trapped in the crosshairs of fate, forced to choose whether they will react like deer caught in the headlights, or whether they will find a way to confront or disarm the situation.'

(p. 1)
Note: Late edition - final.

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