Perfume dreams: reflections on the Vietnamese diaspora

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In his long-overdue first collection of essays, noted journalist and NPR commentator Andrew Lam explores his lifelong struggle for identity as a Viet Kieu, or a Vietnamese national living abroad. At age eleven, Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese general, came to California on the eve of the fall of Saigon to communist forces. He traded his Vietnamese name for a more American one and immersed himself in the allure of the American dream: something not clearly defined for him or his family. Reflecting on the meanings of the Vietnam War to the Vietnamese people themselves--particularly to those in exile--Lam picks with searing honesty at the roots of his doubleness and his parents' longing for a homeland that no longer exists.
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Lam, Andrew -- Family
Refugees -- Social conditions
Refugees -- United States -- Biography
Vietnamese -- Migrations
Vietnamese Americans -- Biography
Vietnamese Americans -- Ethnic identity
Vietnamese Americans -- Social conditions
title_displayPerfume dreams : reflections on the Vietnamese diaspora
title_fullPerfume dreams : reflections on the Vietnamese diaspora [electronic resource] Lam, Andrew.
Perfume dreams reflections on the Vietnamese diaspora Andrew Lam ; foreword by Richard Rodriguez
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Ethnic identity
Family
Lam, Andrew
Migrations
Refugees
Social conditions
Vietnamese
Vietnamese Americans