Faculty Book: Ammiel Alcalay

Ammiel Alcalay

Islanders
(City Lights, 2010)

A multilayered novel, Alcalay's Islanders is about finding one's truth. As he attempts to come to terms with the past and his struggle to find intimacy, a young man seesaws between nostalgic longing and hard-eyed realism. Set during the final cataclysmic years of the Vietnam war, in a landscape that shifts between bleak fishing towns and ruined cities, this novel explores the classic theme of identity's intricate relationship to place. Ammiel Alcalay (Prof., GC) serves on the doctoral faculty in English.

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Submitted on: APR 1, 2010

Category: English, Faculty Books