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Brilliant Futures

Thuận's novel Chinatown moves from Hanoi to Leningrad to Paris, as its Vietnamese migrant narrator charts how the 'future' shifted in the 1990s from the East to West.

Doan Anh Thuận, Chinatown; translated by Nguyễn An Lý (Tilted Axis Press, 2022)

Born in Hanoi in 1967, Doan Anh Thuận studied literature at Leningrad University and moved to Paris in 1991, where she lived in the city’s Chinatown district of Bellevue. She completed a postgraduate degree at the Sorbonne before embarking on a career as a novelist. Chinatown, her semi-autobiographical second novel and her first to be […]

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