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The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press ; [New York] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-
Latehomecomer.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press ; [New York] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, 2008
(OCoLC)608510514
Online version:
Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-
Latehomecomer.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press ; [New York] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, 2008
(OCoLC)631273640
Named Person: Kao Kalia Yang; Kao Kalia Yang; Kao Kalia Yang
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN: 9781566892087 1566892082
OCLC Number: 182529285
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Seeking refuge --
A walk in the jungle --
Enemy camp --
Refugees --
Ban Vinai refugee camp --
The second leaving --
Phanat Nikhom transition camp to America --
A return to the clouds --
Before the babies --
Coming of the son --
The haunted section-8 house --
Our moldy house --
When the tiger comes --
Preparations --
Goodbye to grandma --
Walking back alone --
Hmong in America.
Other Titles: Late homecomer
Responsibility: Kao Kalia Yang.
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Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.

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Excellent memoir, inspiring

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2010-09-02) Excellent Permalink

A powerful memoir by a young Hmong woman who was born in Laos but raised in Thailand and Minnesota. The power of the content is matched fully by the lyricism of the prose. The first part, which ends with the family's departure from Thailand, is significantly better...
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