Join readers and libraries across Canada as we read and discuss Kim Thúy’s celebrated novel, Vi. From January 1–31, Vi will be available for download from OverDrive and Libby with no holds and no waiting. One eRead Canada is a national digital book club connecting readers across the country, and will include 2 online author events live on Facebook (Tue Jan 19 and Wed Jan 20 at 7pm, links below). During the live events, Thúy will read excerpts and discuss some of the many themes that arise from her profoundly moving work, followed by a live Q&A.
Vi is a masterful book about the lives and experiences of Vietnamese refugees in Canada was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in translation and longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
“Thúy is known for her short and elegant stories about being a refugee and immigrant, and the challenges of adapting to a new culture. In her novels, we experience Vietnam’s colours and tastes, the difficulties of exile but also riches, and a search for identity that we can all recognize ourselves in.” – The New Academy jury citation
“Kim Thúy’s novels are as compact as her tiny titles might suggest… but their poetic contents punch well above their weight in terms of story and raw emotional heft.” – Becky Toyne, The Globe and Mail