A thousand wings
In the course of a homosexual affair, a Laotian cook tells his refugee story, interspersed with recipes. He is Fong Mun, who survived the Vietnam War to find refuge first in a Thai camp, then in San Francisco, where he became a caterer and cookbook author.
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