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Three funerals for my father : love, loss and escape from Vietnam / Jolie Phuong Hoang.

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  • ISBN: 9781990160042
  • ISBN: 1990160042
  • Physical Description: 232 pages
  • Publisher: New Westminster, British Columbia : Tidewater Press, 2021.

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"Jolie Hoang grew up as one of ten children, part of a loving, prosperous Vietnamese family. All that changed when the communists took over in 1975; the family lived in constant fear of being sent to the dreaded “new economic zone.” Desperate to ensure the family’s safety and to provide a future for his children, Jolie’s father arranged three separate escapes. The first was a failure that cost most of their fortune, but the second was successful—six of his children reached Indonesia and ultimately settled in Canada. He and his youngest daughter drowned during the disastrous third attempt. Alternately told from the author’s perspective and that of her father’s ghost, Three Funerals for My Father is a poignant story of love, grief and resilience that spans three countries and fifty years. It is an intimate story of one family, a testament to the collective experience of the “boat people” who escaped communist Vietnam, and a plea on behalf of the millions of refugees currently seeking asylum across the globe."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Hoang, Jolie Phuong.
Hoang, Jolie Phuong > Family.
Boat people > Vietnam > Biography.
Refugees > Vietnam > Biography.
Refugees > Indonesia > Biography.
Refugees > Canada > Biography.
Vietnam > History > 1975-
Genre: Autobiographies.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria 305.8959 Hoa 38080006253890 Adult Checked out 02/03/2022

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