A tale of a Cambodian immigrant woman who owns a donut shop in California called Chuck’s Donuts. Her two daughters stay with her overnight in the shop, which is 24 hours, and a mysterious man comes regularly to order an apple fritter, but never eats it. It’s the telling of their journey to America, a telling of the girl’s life as they know it from the American perspective, and that of the mother who has been betrayed and become a bit more hardened by the experience.
Anthony Veasna So
The New Yorker, February 10th, 2020
February 9th, 2020