Behind the Red Curtain: a Memoir

Behind the Red Curtain: a Memoir

by Hong-My Basrai

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Overview

Behind the Red Curtain, a Memoir is a true-life account told in the voice of a growing teenager. In this harrowing tale of coping and survival, the author walks readers into the metamorphosed world of a Vietnamese family inside fallen Saigon during the period following the end of the Vietnam War. No details were spared within and without this broken world after an abrupt change of regimes of international consequences. Within the context of this bigger drama is the author's private journey of coming of age in an uncertain time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998403694
Publisher: Los Nietos Press
Publication date: 03/30/2020
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 407,789
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

Part 1

1. 1975: Year of the Cat

2. Past and Present

3. Last Dragonflies

4. An Odd Life

5. Upside Down

6. Head Full of Lice

7. National Grace: A Dream Shattered

8. The Tolling Bell Rang On

9. Chameleon

10. Paternal Grandma

11. A Farewell Letter

12 . Hà Tiên

13 . Fatherless

14 . School Year 1976–1977

15 . Mother Hen

16 . Amidst Turmoil, Father and Mother

17 . An Offer of Asylum

18 . The Curtain Came Down

19 . The Returned Prisoners

20 . The Boat People

21 . Phú-Quốc Island

22 . Rạch Giá and U-Minh: A Misadventure

Part 2

23 . The Noodle Factory

24 . The Reynolds Pens

25 . The Unexpected Roses of Life

26 . A Wreck

27 . A New Year Tradition

28 . Boat 179

29 . A Troubling Marriage

30 . Via Cambodia

31 . The Octagonal Oven

32 . Dufong Island

33. The Theft

34 . The Flight List

Epilogue

Acknowledgements

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