AMERICAN SON: a novel
"Heartbreaking...American Son is a gripping book."
--Aleksandar Hemon, New York Times
"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
"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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