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The Resource The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham

The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham

Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars
Title
The eaves of heaven
Title remainder
a life in three wars
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.0495
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.V53
LC item number
P4554 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299)
Control code
ocn165083510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780307381200
Lccn
2007033894
System control number
(OCoLC)165083510
Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299)
Control code
ocn165083510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780307381200
Lccn
2007033894
System control number
(OCoLC)165083510

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