Phong Nha, the Making of an American Smile

Tammy Nguyen

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Publisher:
Ugly Duckling Presse
Phong Nha, the Making of an American Smile is a story about a girl who was born missing two of her front teeth and the journey it took to correct this defect. It is also a story about cave formations in Phong Nha, Vietnam; a manmade island called Forest City located along the Strait of Malacca; and the famous tale of three prisoners staring at shadows in a cave. As Nguyen’s ranging narrative moves through autobiography, politics, geology, and philosophy, it reveals fissures in the notion of shared truth while illuminating how stories, true or not, often serve as moral compasses.
Year
2020
Length
48 pages
Cover
Softback
Binding
Staple bound
Dimensions
12.7 x 20 cm.