AMERICAN SON: a novel
"Roley writes with assurance, grace and insight, and he plays expertly with our perceptions and expectations...And Roley is one young writer with something important to say: he has fused a coming-of-age story with a variant on the American immigrant saga, and the result is both explosive and illuminating."
--Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Heartbreaking...American Son is a gripping book." -- Aleksandar Hemon, New York Times
"Touching, disturbing." -- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Book Dragon Notable Book
"Hard-hitting and brash, this debut novel takes a cold, clear-eyed look at the American immigrant experience...This is a powerhouse story of vulnerable strangers living in a brutal, alien land told with stylish restraint, bare-knuckled realism and tender yet tough clarity." -- Publisher's Weekly
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