Listen to this if you want to hear what should be one of the best reviewed memoirs of 2020. Tran's story is an American immigration story, and so much more. His delivery is crisp and engaging, and maintains just the slightest element of whimsy. The memoir traces the Tran family's remarkable journey from Vietnam to America. It also tells the author's own journey from punk misfit to college-bound scholar. Each chapter is tied to a classic work of literature, and this conceit works well. Sometimes authors who narrate their work end up being too low-key or, worse, overexuberant. Tran succumbs to neither pitfall. If you're a fan of memoirs and a fan of literature, this is a must- listen. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781250261236 $26.99
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