War Year's
Updated: 11/5/2020
War Year's

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  • War Yearsfrom The Refugeesby Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • War Years from The Refugeesby Viet Thanh Nguyen
  •  “What?” My mother’s brow furrowed. “If I can’t pronounce it, my customers won’t buy it. Now go stamp the prices on those cans.”
  • “They’re just going to ask for a lower price.”
  • “Our customers are cutting back on everything, what with the recession and the gas prices. And our daughter’s in college. Her tuition is like a down payment on a house every year.”
  • “I struggle making ends meet, too.”
  • “I’ve dealt with worse than her.”
  • “The war may be over,” he said, wiggling his little finger in his ear, “but paying a little hush money would make our lives a lot easier.”
  • He pointed the gun past me, at her, and said, “You understand English? Get on the floor!"