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Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose
An anthology of stories edited by

Here, the most innovative contemporary Vietnamese American writers explore thematic and stylistic territory previously overlooked in other collections, which have traditionally focused on the all-too-expected theme of war. Watermark lifts all constraints, leaving the works to reset the boundaries for themselves. And they do -- using poetry, fiction, and experimental forms to venture further into the fringes of the Vietnamese American psyche. There they find a dead dog and hockey puck, a frozen (literally) grandmother, a hairpiece, Gertrude Stein, and a stick of spearmint gum. Here fiction and poetry reflect and refract on adolescence and sexuality, language, death, and distance. The result is a sly, haunting, wry look at life anywhere.

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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose
Author(s): Barbara Tran, Khoi Truong Luu, Monique T D Truong
ISBN: 1-889876-05-4 / 978-1-889876-05-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Asian American Writer's Workshop
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Watermark (Asian American Writers Worksh)
Author(s): Barbara Tran, Monique T D Truong, Khoi Truong Luu
ISBN: 1-889876-04-6 / 978-1-889876-04-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Temple University Press
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