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In My Father's House

Nguyen Thi Mai Thuy

ISBN 10: 0615286682 / ISBN 13: 9780615286686
Published by Found In Translations, 2009
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Title: In My Father's House

Publisher: Found In Translations

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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A family escapes Vietnam at the end of the war and exiles to America. Chien, Mai, and their parents have a chance of a lifetime to live the American dreams, but the father's verbal and physical abuse, alcoholism, and mental illness force Chien, the oldest daughter, into a delimma of submitting to an authoritarian father or standing up to him while caring for her mentally retarded sister. She must choose between the path of her mother grounded in fear and tradition or freedom that is America. In My Father's House explores the devastation of war, poverty, ignorance, mental illness, and patriarchy on the lives of women and children.

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Nguyen Thi Mai Thuy earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Oklahoma and is currently working on her third book.

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