The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Nov 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Saigon fell to the Viet Cong on April 30, 1975. Kien Nguyen watched the last U.S. Army helicopter leave without him, without his brother, without his mother, without his grandparents. Left to a nightmarish existence in a violated & decimated country, Kien was more at risk than most because of his odd blond hair & his light eyes - because he was Amerasian. He was the most unwanted. Told with stark & poetic brilliance, this is a story of survival & hope, a moving & personal record of a tumultuous & important piece of history.
  

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The writing is powerful, but 'sappy' at times. - Goodreads
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This book is a very powerful memoir about the apocalyptic conditions during the Vietcong civil war. I did not know much about the history at that time in Vietnam. I was gripped by the authors ... Read full review

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This has movie material written all over it. Full of the coolest twists and turns. For a book that isn't even that famous, it really delivered. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTYONE
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
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About the author (2008)

Kien Nguyen was born in Nhatrang, South Vietnam, in 1967 to a Vietnamese mother and an American father. He left Vietnam in 1985 through the United Nations' Orderly Departure Program. After spending time in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Nguyen arrived in the United States. He is now a dentist in New York City.

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