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That Summer in Provincetown

That Summer in Provincetown

By Caroline Vu

Daniel, a young French-Vietnamese man, lies dying in a Montreal hospital. Spurned by his family for contracting AIDS in Provincetown, Daniel spends his last months in despair. Only his cousin Mai stays by his side to record the darkest of family secrets. From French Indochina to present day North America, this novel follows three generations of a Vietnamese family as they endure their own folly and the whims of history.


Guernica Editions (Essential Prose Series)


200 pages |

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A stunning portrait of a family, tinged with the colours of confabulation and set against the bloody backdrop of Vietnamese history.

Claire Holden Rothman, Governor General finalist and author of The Heart Specialist

The universality of Caroline Vu’s subtle messaging distinguishes her as one of Canada’s most exciting emerging authors.

Ottawa Review of Books


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About the author

Born in Vietnam, Caroline Vu left her native country at the age of 11 After spending several years in a small New England town, she moved to Montreal where she works as a family physician at a community health centre. That Summer in Provincetown is her second novel. Her first novel, Palawan Story, was shortlisted for the Concordia University First Book Prize.