The Resource We should never meet : stories, Aimee Phan

We should never meet : stories, Aimee Phan

Label
We should never meet : stories
Title
We should never meet
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Phan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The interlinked stories that make up We Should Never Meet alternate between Saigon before the city's fall in 1975 and present-day "Little Saigon" in Southern California - exploring the reverberations of the Vietnam War in a completely new light." "Intersecting the lives of eight characters across three decades and two continents, these stories dramatize the events of Operation Babylift, the U.S.-led evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese orphans to America just weeks before the fall of Saigon. Unwitting reminders of the war, these children were considered bui doi, the dust of life, and faced an uncertain, dangerous existence if left behind in Vietnam."
  • "Four of the stories follow the saga of one orphan's journey from the points-of-view of a teenage mother, a duck farmer and a Catholic num from the Mekong Delta, a social worker in Saigon, and a volunteer doctor from America. The other four stories take place twenty years after the evacuation and chronicle the lives of four Vietnamese orphans now living in America: Kim, an embittered Amerasian searching for her unknown mother; Vinh her gang member ex-boyfriend who preys on Vietnamese families; Mai, an ambitious orphan who faces her emancipation from the American foster-care system: and Huan, an Amerasian adopted by a white family, who returns to Vietnam with his adoptive mother."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phan, Aimee
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.H36
LC item number
W4 2004
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Orange County (Calif.)
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Refugees
  • Adoptees
  • Orphans
  • Adoptees
  • Orphans
  • Refugees
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • California
  • Vietnam
Label
We should never meet : stories, Aimee Phan
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Lien -- We should never meet -- The delta -- Visitors -- Gates of Saigon -- Emancipation -- Bound -- Motherland
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865109237
Label
We should never meet : stories, Aimee Phan
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Lien -- We should never meet -- The delta -- Visitors -- Gates of Saigon -- Emancipation -- Bound -- Motherland
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865109237

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