Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780345508720

Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey

Tran, GB Author

Image Not Available

A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica
 
GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family's history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past--and to focus on their children's future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind.

In this family saga played out in the shadow of history, GB uncovers the root of his father's remoteness and why his mother had remained in an often fractious marriage; why his grandfather had abandoned his own family to fight for the Viet Cong; why his grandmother had had an affair with a French soldier. GB learns that his parents had taken harrowing flight from Saigon during the final hours of the war not because they thought America was better but because they were afraid of what would happen if they stayed. They entered America--a foreign land they couldn't even imagine--where family connections dissolved and shared history was lost within a span of a single generation.

In telling his family's story, GB finds his own place in this saga of hardship and heroism. Vietnamerica is a visually stunning portrait of survival, escape, and reinvention--and of the gift of the American immigrants' dream, passed on to their children. Vietnamerica is an unforgettable story of family revelation and reconnection--and a new graphic-memoir classic.
Library Journal (Starred Review):  "This will be called the MAUS for the Vietnam War, and for good reason. Similar premise: clueless American-born son of immigrants confronts the legacy of family pain predating his birth. Similar outcome: a kick-in- the-gut graphic novel... he purposely fragments the plot, shifting points of view, narrative voices, and settings while the reader--as did Tran--must assemble the pieces to learn how his parents became the people he knew. Engaging, challenging, and disturbing, Tran's family memoir belongs in all public and academic libraries..."
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):  "... The comic utilizes a dizzying barrage of effects to depict the characters' confusing experience: different lettering styles, realistic action set against full-page government posters, sound effects swirling from panel to panel, action-packed panoramas breaking apart as South Vietnam collapses. The result is disturbing but also uplifting
School Library Journal:  "In Tran's memoir, theme, narrative, and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel. Tran meditates on war, loss, and memory, but the overriding theme is the complexity, hardship, and reward of family life, a theme that finds full life in the author's multi-layered narrative.  Intricate structuring creates suspense and mystery, but its more important function is to highlight the way in which family history is constructed: layered, repetitive, nonlinear, contradictory, collaborative, and ultimately productive of both family and self-identity. His artwork-richly detailed but never overcrowded, realistic while allowing for abstraction, and expertly composed-wrings meaning out of the smallest detail. This novel could easily find a place in the classroom..."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

Having been entertained, educated, and enriched by comics since I was a kid, I really wanted to tell a story that respects and takes advantage of the medium's unique narrative, structural, and formal potential. It's something I think can be especially pushed when you're the writer and illustrator through every facet: juxtaposition of dialog and images, shifting art styles, panel rhythm, page compositions, color, etc. The fact that I was able to do so with a project so deeply personal--preserving my family's journey of sacrifices and triumphs--is a dream come true.

About the Author:

GB Tran was born in South Carolina, raised in Arizona, and now lives in Brooklyn as a cartoonist/illustrator. When doing neither, he travels to speak about various topics related to VIETNAMERICA , ranging from multiculturalism to graphic memoir, diaspora to DIY mini-comics.  VIETNAMERICA was included by TIME on its all-time "Top 10 Graphic Memoir" list, has been featured on ABC's World News Now, and selected as one of the best books of 2011 by Library Journal, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. It also earned GB a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in nonfiction literature, a gold medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators, and nomination in this year's upcoming Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Random House Publishing Group (2011)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780345508720

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0345508726

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Nataraj Books, Inc.
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0345508726 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210936206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard (2011)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For fans of "Persepolis, Fun Home," and "Maus" comes a major new graphic memoir about family secrets, the immigrant experience, and the legacy of the Vietnam War. Full color. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0345508726

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0345508726

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard, New York (2010)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
GOOD OLD BOOKS
(Barrie, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard, New York, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # D33D31

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 238 x 186 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family s history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past--and to focus on their children s future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In this family saga played out in the shadow of history, GB uncovers the root of his father s remoteness and why his mother had remained in an often fractious marriage; why his grandfather had abandoned his own family to fight for the Viet Cong; why his grandmother had had an affair with a French soldier. GB learns that his parents had taken harrowing flight from Saigon during the final hours of the war not because they thought America was better but because they were afraid of what would happen if they stayed. They entered America--a foreign land they couldn t even imagine--where family connections dissolved and shared history was lost within a span of a single generation. In telling his family s story, GB finds his own place in this saga of hardship and heroism. Vietnamerica is a visually stunning portrait of survival, escape, and reinvention--and of the gift of the American immigrants dream, passed on to their children. Vietnamerica is an unforgettable story of family revelation and reconnection--and a new graphic-memoir classic. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780345508720

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 238 x 186 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family s history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past--and to focus on their children s future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In this family saga played out in the shadow of history, GB uncovers the root of his father s remoteness and why his mother had remained in an often fractious marriage; why his grandfather had abandoned his own family to fight for the Viet Cong; why his grandmother had had an affair with a French soldier. GB learns that his parents had taken harrowing flight from Saigon during the final hours of the war not because they thought America was better but because they were afraid of what would happen if they stayed. They entered America--a foreign land they couldn t even imagine--where family connections dissolved and shared history was lost within a span of a single generation. In telling his family s story, GB finds his own place in this saga of hardship and heroism. Vietnamerica is a visually stunning portrait of survival, escape, and reinvention--and of the gift of the American immigrants dream, passed on to their children. Vietnamerica is an unforgettable story of family revelation and reconnection--and a new graphic-memoir classic. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780345508720

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard Books 2011-01-25 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard Books 2011-01-25, 2011. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-00676033

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tran, GB Author
Published by Villard Books
ISBN 10: 0345508726 ISBN 13: 9780345508720
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 288 pages. A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artiststoryteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his familys history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past--and to focus on their childrens future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In this family saga played out in the shadow of history, GB uncovers the root of his fathers remoteness and why his mother had remained in an often fractious marriage; why his grandfather had abandoned his own family to fight for the Viet Cong; why his grandmother had had an affair with a French soldier. GB learns that his parents had taken harrowing flight from Saigon during the final hours of the war not because they thought America was better but because they were afraid of what would happen if they stayed. They entered America--a foreign land they couldnt even imagine--where family connections dissolved and shared history was lost within a span of a single generation. In telling his familys story, GB finds his own place in this saga of hardship and heroism. Vietnamerica is a visually stunning portrait of survival, escape, and reinvention--and of the gift of the American immigrants dream, passed on to their children. Vietnamerica is an unforgettable story of family revelation and reconnection--and a new graphic-memoir classic. Library Journal (Starred Review): This will be called the MAUS for the Vietnam War, and for good reason. Similar premise: clueless American-born son of immigrants confronts the legacy of family pain predating his birth. Similar outcome: a kick-in- the-gut graphic novel. . . he purposely fragments the plot, shifting points of view, narrative voices, and settings while the reader--as did Tran--must assemble the pieces to learn how his parents became the people he knew. Engaging, challenging, and disturbing, Trans family memoir belongs in all public and academic libraries. . . Publishers Weekly (Starred Review): . . . The comic utilizes a dizzying barrage of effects to depict the characters confusing experience: different lettering styles, realistic action set against full-page government posters, sound effects swirling from panel to panel, action-packed panoramas breaking apart as South Vietnam collapses. The result is disturbing but also upliftingSchool Library Journal: In Trans memoir, theme, narrative, and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel. Tran meditates on war, loss, and memory, but the overriding theme is the complexity, hardship, and reward of family life, a theme that finds full life in the authors multi-layered narrative. Intricate structuring creates suspense and mystery, but its more important function is to highlight the way in which family history is constructed: layered, repetitive, nonlinear, contradictory, collaborative, and ultimately productive of both family and self-identity. His artwork-richly detailed but never overcrowded, realistic while allowing for abstraction, and expertly composed-wrings meaning out of the smallest detail. This novel could easily find a place in the classroom. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780345508720

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book