The eaves of heaven

a life in three wars by Andrew X. Pham

Publisher: Three Rivers Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 301 Downloads: 623
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Subjects:

  • Pham, Thong Van,
  • Vietnamese Americans -- Biography,
  • Refugees -- United States -- Biography,
  • Vietnam -- History -- 20th century

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From Andrew X. Pham, the award-winning author of Catfish and Mandala, a son"s searing memoir of his Vietnamese father"s experiences over the course of three wars. Once wealthy landowners, Thong Van Pham"s family was shattered by the tumultuous events of the twentieth century: the festering French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Vietnam War. Told in dazzling chapters that alternate between events in the past and those closer to the present, The Eaves of Heaven brilliantly re-creates the trials of everyday life in Vietnam as endured by one man, from the fall of Hanoi and the collapse of French colonialism to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon. Pham offers a rare portal into a lost world as he chronicles Thong Van Pham"s heartbreaks, triumphs, and bizarre reversals of fortune, whether as a South Vietnamese soldier pinned down by enemy fire, a prisoner of the North Vietnamese under brutal interrogation, or a refugee desperately trying to escape Vietnam after the last American helicopter has abandoned Saigon.--From publisher description.

Edition Notes

Statementby Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE184.V53 P4554 2008b
The Physical Object
Pagination301 p. ;
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23968785M
ISBN 109780307381217
LC Control Number2009517420

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