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The Resource The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Mai Elliott

The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Mai Elliott

Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family
Title
The sacred willow
Title remainder
four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family
Statement of responsibility
Mai Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential landowner, and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through an era of tumultuous change. She tells us of childhood hours in her grandmother's silk shop, and of hiding while French troops torched her village, watching while blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She makes clear the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families: her eldest sister left her staunchly anti-communist home to join the Viet Minh, and spent months sleeping in jungle camps with her infant son, fearing air raids by day and tigers by night. And she follows several family members through the last, desperate hours of the fall of Saigon--including one nephew who tried to escape by grabbing the skid of a departing American helicopter. Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga but a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their times"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1941-
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Elliott, Duong Van Mai
Dewey number
959.704
Index
index present
LC call number
DS556.8
LC item number
.E44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Elliott, Duong Van Mai
  • Duong family
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vân Đình (Vietnam)
  • Vietnam
Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Mai Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • French veneer, Confucian Soul
  • 5.
  • Taxes, Floods, and Robbers
  • 6.
  • Third Month in the Year of the Famine
  • 7.
  • Head on the Roof
  • 8.
  • Into the Resistance Zone
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Poison and Bribes
  • 10.
  • Fall of a Border Garrison
  • 11.
  • Sifting Through the Rubble
  • 12.
  • New Mecca
  • 13.
  • Just Cause
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • Short Peace, Long War
  • 15.
  • Flying into the Unknown
  • 16.
  • Spoils of Victory
  • 17.
  • Hours of Gold and Jade
  • Burial in the Night
  • 2.
  • Shut Gate and High Walls
  • 3.
  • Silk Merchant
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA4926472
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190870508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Mai Elliott
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • French veneer, Confucian Soul
  • 5.
  • Taxes, Floods, and Robbers
  • 6.
  • Third Month in the Year of the Famine
  • 7.
  • Head on the Roof
  • 8.
  • Into the Resistance Zone
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Poison and Bribes
  • 10.
  • Fall of a Border Garrison
  • 11.
  • Sifting Through the Rubble
  • 12.
  • New Mecca
  • 13.
  • Just Cause
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • Short Peace, Long War
  • 15.
  • Flying into the Unknown
  • 16.
  • Spoils of Victory
  • 17.
  • Hours of Gold and Jade
  • Burial in the Night
  • 2.
  • Shut Gate and High Walls
  • 3.
  • Silk Merchant
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA4926472
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190870508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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