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Saigoneer Podcast: 'Things We Lost to the Water' Author Eric Nguyen

We hope you had a good, safe holiday weekend!

Eric Nguyen, editor-in-chief of DiaCritics and author of the new novel Things We Lost to the Water, joins us today.

Things We Lost to the Water tells the story of a family who escapes Vietnam after the war and ends up settling in New Orleans, spanning a time period from the late 1970s to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

We discussed why he set the story in New Orleans, why the theme of water is so important to the book, what he wants readers to take away from it, his work at DiaCritics, and much more.

Listen to this episode below, or subscribe to the Saigoneer Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast platform.

Learn more about Eric's debut novel here and check out DiaCritics.