The Gangster We Are All Looking For Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''The Gangster We Are All Looking For'' is a novel about a young girl's life as a Vietnamese immigrant in the United States, told in a fragmented first-person narrative. It's an engaging book with ample topics for class discussion.

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For is a 2003 novel by Vietnamese-American author lê thi diem thúy, detailing the experiences of an unnamed Vietnamese girl and her family as immigrants in the United States. The book deals heavily with themes of family, memory, belonging, and loss, and is told in a distinct literary style that will provide substantial fodder for compelling discussion. These questions can help guide that discussion as your high school students work through the plot, structure, and themes of the novel.

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