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Length: 284 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From the Editor

A character in After Disasters categorizes aid workers into two types: the first is running towards something—like God, or at least a higher purpose—and the second is running away from something. The question of whether you are a fight or flight type of person has long fascinated me, which is one of the myriad reasons I gravitated towards this story. Amid all the turmoil and grief, we seek answers no matter which direction we move in.

After Disasters is a novel brimming with beautiful and heart-wrenching scenes. This intricate story of love and loss weaves together the emotional and intimate narratives of four disaster relief workers struggling in a crumbling city that is on the precipice of life and death. In the immediate wake of a devastating earthquake in India, each man hopes to gain clarity through his work, but when they arrive, they—and we readers, who are along for the ride—are dropped right in the middle of the chaos. O. Henry Prize-winning author Viet Dinh expertly gives us glimpses of the disorientation, the lack of information, the yearning to form human connections in the throes of disaster while we travel through scenes set with smoky funeral pyres, winding rivers that hold prayers and the deceased, and the evocative landscapes of India.

I am so very proud to have had the honour to edit this book, and I hope this moving story will touch you the way it has touched me.

- Vivian Lee, Editor

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About the Author

Viet Dinh was born in Vietnam and grew up in Colorado. He attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Houston and currently teaches at the University of Delaware. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, as well as an O. Henry Prize. His stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Witness, Fence, Five Points, Chicago Review, the Threepenny Review, and the Greensboro Review. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 1686 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 284 pages
  • ASIN : B015SSKD4Q
  • Publisher : Little A (1 September 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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