Caught between the two cultures he embodies, an American teenager–the illegitimate child of an American soldier and a Vietnamese prostitute–runs away to New York where a variety of experiences enable him to come to terms with his dual heritage.
“Immerses us in the cultural dislocation of our time . . . in a voice that is marvelously convincing . . . Readers of The Deuce will have the distinct pleasure of watching a fine novelist as he grapples with his great subject. “-Scott Spencer, The New York Times Book Review