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What We All Long For

(2005)
A novel by

 
Dionne Brand powerfully delves into uncharted aspects of urban life, the bittersweetness of youth, and secrets families try to hide. Tuyen is an aspiring artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents who've never recovered from losing one of their children while in the rush to flee Vietnam in the 1970s. She rejects her immigrant family's hard-won lifestyle, and instead lives in a rundown apartment with friends - each of whom is grappling with their own familial complexities and heartache.

In turns thrilling and heartbreaking, Tuyen's lost brother - who has since become a criminal in the Thai underworld - journeys to Toronto to find his long-lost family. As Quy's arrival nears, tensions build, friendships are tested, and an unexpected encounter will forever alter the lives of Tuyen and her friends.

Gripping at times, heartrending at others, What We All Long For is an ode to a generation of longing and identity, and to the rhythms and pulses of a city and its burgeoning, questioning youth.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: What We All Long for
Author(s): Dionne Brand
ISBN: 0-676-97167-9 / 978-0-676-97167-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: What We All Long For
Author(s): Dionne Brand
ISBN: 0-312-37771-1 / 978-0-312-37771-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: What We All Long For
Author(s): Dionne Brand
ISBN: 0-676-97693-X / 978-0-676-97693-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: What We All Long For
Author(s): Dionne Brand
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: What We All Long For
Author(s): Dionne Brand
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   



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