South Wind Changing
ISBN10: 1555973051 ISBN13: 9781555973056 Contributors: Ngoc, Jade; Huynh, Quang Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: Jun 1 2000 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A Time magazine "Best Book" of 1994
This is the compelling personal narrative of Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, who was born in South Vietnam in 1958. He survived the war in Vietnam to become a university student in 1974. But because the Hanoi government policy was to persecute writers, intellectuals, and any suspected enemies of the state, Huynh was sent to a labor camp. South Wind Changing tells the riveting story of this early existence, his escape from Vietnam, his time in a Thai refugee camp, and the eventual new life he was able to carve out for himself in the United States. Here, where he first learned English while working at McDonalds, he was finally able to complete his education. In this well-written Asian-American memoir we encounter a remarkable life of struggle and survival, dreams and determination, imperialism and immigration, and other key twentieth-century experiences.