Phong Nha : the making of an American smile / Tammy Nguyen.

Phong Nha, the Making of an American Smile is a story about a girl who was born missing two of her front teeth and the journey it took to correct this defect. It is also a story about cave formations in Phong Nha, Vietnam; a manmade island called Forest City located along the Strait of Malacca; and the famous tale of three prisoners staring at shadows in a cave. Through a series of short paragraphs that permute repeated words and phrases, Nguyen's narrative moves from her personal life to geological formations to manmade developments and their economic forecasts to Greek philosophy. In doing so, it probes notions of truth and the importa...

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Main author: Nguyen, Tammy.
ISBN: 978-1-946433-41-1
Language: English
Published: Brooklyn, New York : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020.
Note: This pamphlet is part of UDP's 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. (Fuente: Ugly Duckling Presse)
Series: 2020 Pamphlet Series (Ugly Duckling Presse)
CN: 173959
Format: Book
Physical description: 42, [3] p. ; 20 cm


Call number:LIT 456
Barcode: 61243 Available on request