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Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (176 ratings)
Length: 238 pages1 hour

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Based on and inspired by the author’s childhood experience as a refugee fleeing from Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon, she writes about her immigration to Alabama with her family. This coming of age debut novel is told in verse, and for its uniqueness and compelling story it has been celebrated for its touching child’s eye view of family and immigration.

Hà grew up in Saigon and that is all she ever knew. The thrill of the markets, the celebration of traditions, and the happiness found in friends that are close by. But as the Vietnam War reaches the borders of the city, Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and board a boat bound for hope, bound for America.

This is a story of a young girl’s change, dreams, grief, and healing as she struggles through the trials and tribulations of adjusting to life in a new strange land. Her new world, Alabama, is foreign and strange: the food is bland, the strangers are cold and resentful, and she must find a way to adjust as she comes of age.
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Inside Out and Back Again

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Book Information

Inside Out and Back Again

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (176 ratings)
Length: 238 pages1 hour

Description

Based on and inspired by the author’s childhood experience as a refugee fleeing from Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon, she writes about her immigration to Alabama with her family. This coming of age debut novel is told in verse, and for its uniqueness and compelling story it has been celebrated for its touching child’s eye view of family and immigration.

Hà grew up in Saigon and that is all she ever knew. The thrill of the markets, the celebration of traditions, and the happiness found in friends that are close by. But as the Vietnam War reaches the borders of the city, Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and board a boat bound for hope, bound for America.

This is a story of a young girl’s change, dreams, grief, and healing as she struggles through the trials and tribulations of adjusting to life in a new strange land. Her new world, Alabama, is foreign and strange: the food is bland, the strangers are cold and resentful, and she must find a way to adjust as she comes of age.
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