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South Wind Changing

(1994)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A Time magazine "Best Book" of 1994

This is the compelling personal narrative of Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, who was born in South Vietnam in 1958. He survived the war in Vietnam to become a university student in 1974. But because the Hanoi government policy was to persecute writers, intellectuals, and any suspected enemies of the state, Huynh was sent to a labor camp. South Wind Changing tells the riveting story of this early existence, his escape from Vietnam, his time in a Thai refugee camp, and the eventual new life he was able to carve out for himself in the United States. Here, where he first learned English while working at McDonalds, he was finally able to complete his education. In this well-written Asian-American memoir we encounter a remarkable life of struggle and survival, dreams and determination, imperialism and immigration, and other key twentieth-century experiences.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: South Wind Changing
Author(s): Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh
ISBN: 1-55597-198-9 / 978-1-55597-198-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Paperback Editions

1709 : USA Paperback
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Title: South Wind Changing
Author(s): Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh
ISBN: 1-55597-305-1 / 978-1-55597-305-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA