East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

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Heyday, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 169 pages
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The award-winning author of Perfume Dreams and star of the 2004 documentary My Journey Home explores the unexpected consequences of the Vietnamese diaspora in 21 personal essays that explore topics ranging from cuisines and martial arts to sex and self-esteem.
 

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fun and sometimes profound arguments as to the influences of Asia/asians on the west - and the perosnal essays are deeply honest and moving. a strong reading that's unique in American literature. Read full review

Contents

Wild Wild East
13
Waterloo
33
Who Will Light Incense?
69
In Search of Hermes Belt
89
Tragedy and the New American Childhood
107
Phonetics
123
Buddha and Ancestral Spirits in Suburbia
139
Letters from a Younger Brother
159
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