by Pira Sudham (from It is the People of Thailand and Other Countries) Editors Note: Permission to reprint is given by the author. OOV wishes to thank Pira Sudham for his generosity in offering a free download of “A Guttersnipe” for our 45th issue. Sighting the bill-collector, Mother herded us
Camp 1942 and the Rest of My Life by Susan Yamamura SFJ Publishing, Tucson, 2014 This memoir is about growing up behind a barbed-wire community at the age of two. Author Susan Yamamura, now a retired computer systems & network administrator, has had enough time procrastinating with memories, trying to
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Press, New York, 2015 From the Publisher: A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. It is April 1975, and Saigon is in
by Eileen R. Tabios Against Misanthropy: A Life In Poetry by Eileen R. Tabios BlazeVOX [books], Buffalo, 2015 From the Publisher: 2015 marks the 20th year anniversary of Eileen R. Tabios’ “career switch” from banking to poetry. AGAINST MISANTHROPY presents her life as a self-educated poet—from, as a newbie poet,
Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2013 “Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told, and at times, heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story. Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and
MONSOON COUNTRY by Pira Sudham Breakwater Books, Guilford, 1990 From the Publisher: Set in Thailand, England and Germany, Monsoon Country conveys the cultural tension between the East and the West, the clashes between the new powers and the old values, covering twenty-five years of socio-economic and political change in Thailand.