Dustin Thao is a Vietnamese-American writer based in Southern California. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political Science, and is starting a PhD program at Northwestern University. He writes contemporary young adult fiction. You’ve Reached Sam is his YA debut.
If you like your contemporaries with a tiny piece of magic, this
emotional YA is perfect for you.
Have your tissues at the ready when you dive into Dustin Thao's emotional novel You've Reached Sam.
Thao skillfully marries a quiet, elegiac novel about grief with a provocative sf conceit. A poignant and moving read
A touch of magic, first love and loss, this is the story of romance and heartache.
You’ve Reached Sam is a hauntingly remarkable debut. Dustin Thao gently weaves grief, regret, second chances, and the honestly beautiful moments we carry from a first love. Every tear you will shed reading this book will be worth it.
*Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions*