Love Like Hate

Love Like Hate

by Linh Dinh

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Overview

Linh Dinh is already one of the secret masters of short fiction. Love Like Hate is something like a traditional cross-cultural novel that's been shocked into life by Dinh's uncanny ability to tell us stories we didn't even know we wanted to hear. -- Ed Park, editor of The Believer
In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh's dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic élan of Italo Calvino.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583229095
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A recipient of a Pew Foundation grant, a David T. Wong Fellowship, a Lannan Residency and, most recently, the Asian American Literary Award, LINH DINH was born in Saigon in 1963 and emigrated to the United States in 1975. An acclaimed and provocative writer of short stories and contemporary fables, he is also the author of several books of poems and a novel, Love Like Hate. Linh has edited the anthologies Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam and Three Vietnamese Poets. His collection of stories, Blood and Soap was chosen by the Village Voice as one of the Best Books of 2004. Linh's nonfiction essays have been published regularly at Unz ReviewLewRockwellIntrepid Report and CounterCurrents, and his blog, Postcards from the End of America (linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com), is followed by thousands of readers. He has also published widely in Vietnamese.

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Love Like Hate 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As irreverent as it is impassioned, Linh Dinh's novel,like his stories, puts the ever changing face of Vietnam into tragicomic perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His d i c k hangs out dripping with c u m.