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Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

By: Andrew X. Pham
Published: ©1999
Pages: 344
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Cultural, Asian-American | Regional, Asia | Adventure & Travel


Description: Catfish and Mandala is the poignant, lyrical tale of an American odyssey – a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam – made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland. Intertwined with an often humorous travelogue spanning a year of discovery is a memoir of war, escape, and, ultimately, family secrets. Written with narrative flair and a wonderful, eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity and a moving exploration of memory.

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