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The Departure Lounge free pdf What happens when people land on unfamiliar moral and cultural turf? The five stories in Paul Eggers' The Departure Lounge examine that question, focusing on characters in either voluntary or involuntary exile--men and women forced to confront their deepest emotions and beliefs, removed from familiar, comforting surroundings. In one story an academic flees his family, arriving in Africa only to find that his African host is dealing with a similar crisis. In another, an American chess hustler in Africa is forced to come to terms with his own sense of right and wrong. In yet another, an old Vietnamese man now living in California finds that his relationship with his now-dead daughter was not what he had assumed. In the story Hey, a young chess star confronts the death of his brother in the Vietnam War. And in the final story, an aging American couple--former UN relief workers--return to their refugee-camp worksite in Malaysia, discovering what they had forgotten about themselves. In lyrical, tough-minded prose, Eggers' stories illuminate in unexpected ways the profundity of cross-cultural experiences, as well as deliver fresh insights into the complexity of identity.

About Paul Eggers

Paul Eggers is author of the novel "Saviors" and the short-story collection "How the Water Feels. "He teaches English in California.

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Author : Paul Eggers
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Data Published : 01 June 2009
ISBN : 0814291953
EAN : 9780814291955
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 166 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . What happens when people land on unfamiliar moral and cultural turf? The five stories in Paul Eggers' The Departure Lounge examine that question, focusing on characters in either voluntary or involu