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We were meant to be a gentle people : a memoir in text + image (+ song)

Author: Dao Strom
Publisher: [Portland, Oregon] : Paperdoll Works/PDW/MPMP, 2015. ©2015
Series: Small Press Distribution
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A memoir in text, image, and song. In this unique hybrid work, author/musician Dao Strom navigates the spaces between shores, mother and father, two cultures. The daughter of writers, she fled Vietnam with her mother at the end of the war. It was not until years later that she learned her father was still alive and had spent a decade in Communist "reeducation" camps as persecution for his work as a writer in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dao Strom
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dao Strom
ISBN: 9780990955511 0990955516
OCLC Number: 928574033
Notes: Accompanied by 2 CDs titled East/West.
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: East. Cataclysm ; Au co's tears (for the rain) ; Ode to mother(land) ; [Interlude] ; Lullaby* ; Origin tale ; <Break the silence> --
West. On an open field ; Mother ; Bear/New Earth ; Sometimes I feel like a motherless child ; Hell's Gate ; Two Rivers --
Two Rivers, an essay.
Series Title: Small Press Distribution
Other Titles: We were meant to be a gentle people :
Responsibility: Dao Strom.

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"A memoir in text, image, and song. In this unique hybrid work, author/musician Dao Strom navigates the spaces between shores, mother and father, two cultures. The daughter of writers, she fled Vietnam with her mother at the end of the war. It was not until years later that she learned her father was still alive and had spent a decade in Communist "reeducation" camps as persecution for his work as a writer in the pre-1975 era of Saigon. This rift--caught between the forward-looking mother who severed ties with the past, and the only tenuous presence of a father who could not turn away from the past--is the initiating ethos behind this memoir, which renders itself also as an experiment in literary multimedia, combining text, image, and song to express the nuances and buried emotions of aftermath" --

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