Birds of Paradise Lost

ISBN-10: 1597092681

ISBN-13: 9781597092685

Edition: 2013

Authors: Andrew Lam
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Description:  The thirteen stories inBirds of Paradise Lostshimmer with humor and pathos as they chronicle the anguish and joy and bravery of America’s newest Americans, the troubled lives of those who fled Vietnam and remade themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area. The past—memories of war and its aftermath, of murder, arrest, re-education camps and new economic zones, of escape and shipwreck and atrocity—is ever present in these wise and compassionate stories. It plays itself out in surprising ways in the lives of people who thought they had moved beyond the nightmares of war and exodus. It comes back on TV in the form of a confession from a cannibal; it enters the Vietnamese restaurant as a Vietnam Vet with a shameful secret; it articulates itself in the peculiar tics of a man with Tourette’s Syndrome who struggles to deal with a profound tragedy.Birds of Paradise Lostis an emotional tour de force, intricately rendering the false starts and revelations in the struggle for integration, and in so doing, the human heart.

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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