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Virtual Author Interview With Lan Cao
March 11, 2021
On March 11, join host Donna Apidone and Vietnamese-American novelist Lan Cao to discuss her new, dual first-person memoir Family In Six Tones. Cao and her thoroughly American teenage daughter explore their complicated relationship, touching on war and past tragedy, culture clash, bullying and growing up as individuals and as a family.
Family in Six Tones speaks both to refugees' unique struggles and the universal tug-of-war between mothers and daughters. Lan wrestles with her identity in her adoptive country, her ambitions for herself and her daughter and raising a child that is both secure and happy. Harlan reflects and refracts her mother's narrative as she makes her own path through her childhood and adolescence, still feeling the after-effects of a family tragedy.
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A brilliant duet and a moving exploration of the American immigrant experience.
Brilliant, startling, and necessary, Family in Six Tones takes us deep into the singular bond of a mother and daughter, separated by their countries of birth and of coming of age, yet fiercely connected by a love wrought out of loss and the will to create anew.
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