The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood

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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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User Review  - caroren - LibraryThing

Written by a young Ameriasian blond haired, blue eyed boy who is born in Saigon right before the Am ericans leave Saigon and South Vietnam falls to the Communist. He and his family are left in Vietnam ... Read full review

THE UNWANTED: A Memoir

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this compelling memoir, the son of an anonymous American GI and a wealthy Vietnamese woman relives ten years of hell in South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Born in 1967, Nguyen was the eldest ... 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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