Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

My parents kept some of their profits in the bank, donated a portion to the church, and wired another percentage to relatives in Vietnam, who periodically mailed us thin letters thick with trouble, summed up for me by my mother to the tune of no food and no money, no school and no hope.

Source: Viet Thanh Nguyen, “War Years,” in The Refugees