Watermark Hosts Nghiem Tran

Watermark is very happy to host local Kansas author and longtime friend of the store Nghiem Tran! We are hosting Nghiem for his debut book We're Safe When We're Alone which focuses on a spirit named Son and his journey to leave his home when his father decides it is time for him to venture outside. Son must overcome his fears and explore the unknown. Nghiem was born in Vietnam and raised in Kansas. He received his BA from Vassar College and his MFA from Syracuse University. He would routinely come to Watermark to write his book and now that it is finished we are ecstatic to hold an event for his book. He will be at Watermark on Sunday, September 24th at 1 pm. He will be here to talk about his book, do a Q&A with the audience, and do a book signing. We'd love to see you there, Let your friends and family know! You can RSVP on Eventbrite for the event using the button below. RSVPing isn't required but it does help us prepare the proper seating arrangements for the event.

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About the Book:

Son is real. Son was saved from a life he cannot remember. Son is a human in a mythical world of ghosts. This is what Father tells him.

Son has lived his entire life inside the mansion. He is a good child. He reads, practices piano, studies, and watches ghosts tend the farmland through a window in the attic. When Father decides it is time for Son to venture outside, Son's desire to please Father overpowers his fear, and he must contend with questions he never wanted to face. What are the relentlessly grinning ghosts hiding? Has a ghost taken control of Father? What answers or horrors lie in the forest? And who will stop the mysterious encroaching shadows? Nghiem Tran's debut inverts the haunted house tale, shaping it into a moving exploration of loss, coming of age in a collapsing world, and the battle between isolation and assimilation.

About the Author:

Nghiem Tran was born in Vietnam and raised in Kansas. He is a Kundiman Fellow, and he has received degrees from Vassar College and Syracuse University. We're Safe When We're Alone is his first book.

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
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ISBN: 9781566896832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - September 19th, 2023