Joy Horowitz reviews Andrew Lam’s Birds of Paradise Lost

Joy Horowitz, of the Los Angeles Review of Books, praises Lam's collection of short stories in its ability to elucidate the struggles of Vietnamese immigrants.

"'HOW DIFFICULT IS IT,’” Andrew Lam asks in his hypnotic and hilarious short story collection Birds of Paradise Lost, ‘to let the past go?’ Nearly 40 years after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, that question lurks in every corner of Lam’s beautiful book. In Birds of Paradise Lost, the language of trauma is translated by the day-to-day heartbreak of surviving."

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