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"Aside from their petite stature, Van and Linny Luong couldn't be more different. Diligent, unassuming Van works as an immigration lawyer in the Michigan suburbs, but no one knows that her picture-perfect marriage has suddenly evaporated. Beautiful, fashionable Linny lives in Chicago and has drifted into a dead-end affair with a married man. And though they both feel untethered and burdened by their secrets, they've never been able to confide in each other.
To celebrate his upcoming citizenship oath and to improve prospects of his invention the 'Luong Arm' - an instrument to help short people grasp objects that are out of reach - their eccentric father calls them back to the Vietnamese American community they fled long ago. Called 'a writer to watch, a tremendous talent' by the Chicago Tribune, Bich Minh Nguyen makes her fiction debut with this deeply moving and entertaining story of two Vietnamese sisters who discover a new, enduring connection that will see them through the pitfalls and triumphs of a truly modern American story."