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— by Lakshmi Gandhi: When Ocean Vuong moved to New York City after high school, he was startled to hear the general perception of his hometown.

“I would tell people I was from Hartford, Connecticut, and people would say ‘Ooh, fancy,’” the writer, who was born in 1988, said. “I would say: ‘What are you talking about? Where I am from, there’s nothing fancy.’” …

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June 4, 2019 — 13:40