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Sigh, gone : a misfit's memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in / Phuc Tran.

Tran, Phuc, 1974- (author.).

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In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlett Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, teenage rebellion, and assimilation, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Against the backdrop of the '80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes--and ultimately saves--him.--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 305.8 T77 (Text) 35178001810491 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/09/2020 Checked out 08/26/2020
Hood River County Library 921 TRAN 2020 (Text) 33892100698522 Adult New Books Book None 07/30/2020 Checked out 09/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250194718
  • Physical Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlett Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, teenage rebellion, and assimilation, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Against the backdrop of the '80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes--and ultimately saves--him.--Provided by publisher.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Maine author. Phuc Tran lives in Portland, Maine.
Subject: Tran, Phuc, 1974- > Childhood and youth.
Tran, Phuc, 1974- > Books and reading.
Vietnamese Americans > Pennsylvania > Carlisle > Biography.
Immigrants > Pennsylvania > Carlisle > Biography.
Refugees > Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City > Biography.
Racism > Pennsylvania > Carlisle > History > 20th century.
Carlisle (Pa.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Refugees.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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