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Inside Out & Back Again.

Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: Chicago : University of Queensland Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving to America turns Hà's life inside out. For all the 10 years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, Hà discovers the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 9780702251177 0702251178
OCLC Number: 841911112
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Author biography --
Title Page --
Dedication --
Part I: Saigon --
1975: Year of the Cat --
Inside Out --
Kim Hà --
Papaya Tree --
TiTi Waves Goodbye --
Missing in Action --
Mother's Days --
Eggs --
Current News --
Feel Smart --
Two More Papayas --
Unknown Father --
TV News --
Birthday --
Birthday Wishes --
A Day in the City --
Twisting Twisting --
Closed Too Soon --
Promises --
Bridge to the Sea --
Should We? --
Sssshhhhhhh --
Quiet Decision --
Early Monsoon --
The President Resigns --
Watch Over Us --
Crisscrossed Packs --
Choice --
Left Behind --
Wet and Crying --
Sour Backs. One Mat Each --
In the Dark --
Saigon Is Gone --
Part II: At Sea --
Floating --
S-l-o-w-l-y --
Rations --
Routine --
Once Knew --
Brother Khôi's Secret --
Last Respects --
One Engine --
The Moon --
A Kiss --
Golden Fuzz --
Tent City --
Life in Waiting --
Nư{631}oc M{626}am --
Amethyst Ring --
Choose --
Another Tent City --
Alabama --
Our Cowboy --
Part III: Alabama --
Unpack and Repack --
English Above All --
First Rule --
American Chicken --
Out the Too-High Window --
Second Rule --
American Address --
Letter Home --
Third Rule --
Passing Time --
Neigh Not Hee --
Fourth Rule --
The Outside --
Sadder Laugh. Rainbow --
Black and White and Yellow and Red --
Loud Outside --
Laugh Back --
Quiet Inside --
Fly Kick --
Chin Nod --
Feel Dumb --
Wishes --
Hiding --
Neighbours --
New Word a Day --
More Is Not Better --
HA LE LU DA --
Can't Help --
Spelling Rules --
Cowboy's Gifts --
Someone Knows --
Most Relieved Day --
Smart Again --
Hair --
The Busy One --
War and Peace --
Pancake Face --
Mother's Response --
MiSSSisss WaSShington's Response --
Cowboy's Response --
Boo-Da, Boo-Da --
Hate It --
Brother Quang's Turn --
Confessions --
NOW! --
Đu Đ{619}u Face --
Rumour --
A Plan --
Run --
A Shift --
WOW! The Vu Lee Effect --
Early Christmas --
Not the Same --
But Not Bad --
Part IV: From Now On --
Letter from the North --
Gift-Exchange Day --
What If --
A Sign --
No More --
Seeds --
Gone --
Truly Gone --
Eternal Peace --
Start Over --
An Engineer, a Chef, a Vet, and Not a Lawyer --
1976: Year of the Dragon --
Author's Note --
Acknowledgements --
Praise for Inside Out & Back Again.
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Moving to America turns Hà's life inside out. For all the 10 years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, Hà discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, the strange shape of its landscape, and the strength of.

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