Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora (Paperback)

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Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora (Paperback)

By Andrew Lam, Richard Rodriguez (Foreword by)

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In his long-overdue first collection of essays, noted journalist and NPR commentator Andrew Lam explores his lifelong struggle for identity as a Viet Kieu, or a Vietnamese national living abroad. At age eleven, Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese general, came to California on the eve of the fall of Saigon to communist forces. He traded his Vietnamese name for a more American one and immersed himself in the allure of the American dream: something not clearly defined for him or his family. Reflecting on the meanings of the Vietnam War to the Vietnamese people themselves--particularly to those in exile--Lam picks with searing honesty at the roots of his doubleness and his parents' longing for a homeland that no longer exists.
Product Details ISBN: 9781597140201
ISBN-10: 1597140201
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2005
Pages: 160
Language: English