From one of the most celebrated novelists of her generation, the story of a woman in the Vietnam War.
FOR ROUENNA, an unforgettable novel about truth, memory, and unexpected heroism by one of the most gifted writers of her generation, is also a remarkable and surprising new look at war.
Sigrid Nunez was born in New York City, the daughter of a German mother and a Chinese-Panamanian father, whose lives she drew on for part of her first novel, A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD (1995). She went on to write six more novels, including THE LAST OF HER KIND (2006), SALVATION CITY (2010), and, most recently, THE FRIEND (2018). She is also the author of SEMPRE SUSAN: A MEMOIR OF SUSAN SONTAG (2011). Her honors include a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rome Prize, a Berlin Prize, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.
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