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Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

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ISBN-10: 0374525641

ISBN-13: 9780374525644

Edition: 1998

Authors: Anne Fadiman

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition:…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Anne Fadima is the editor of The American Scholar, Recipient of a National Magazine Award for Reporting, she has written for Civilization, Harper's, Life, and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City.