Monique Truong

Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1968, and raised in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Monique Truong is a novelist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Bitter in the Mouth

You mean what was it like to grow up looking Asian in the South, I would say back to them with the southern accent that had revealed to them the particulars of my biography. My tweaking of...