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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: 0374533407

ISBN-13: 9780374533403

Edition: 2012

Authors: Anne Fadiman

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionWhen 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: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.27" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.924
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.

Fish Soup
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Do Doctors Eat Brains?
Take as Directed
High-Velocity Transcortical head Therapy
Government Property
Foua and Nao Kao
A Little Medicine and a Little Neeb
The Big One
Code X
The Melting Pot
Gold and Dross
Why Did They Pick Merced?
The Eight Questions
The Life or the Soul
The Sacrifice
Afterword to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
Note on Hmong Orthography, Pronunciation, and Quotations
Notes on Sources