South Wind Changing by Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh

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autobiographical story of Vietnamese American

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Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh was born in 1957 in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. He attended Saigon University in 1974 until the North Vietnamese Army took control of the south in 1975. After enduring a year of inhuman conditions and torture in a labor camp, he managed to escape and finally reached a refugee camp in Thailand. In 1978, Huynh flew to the United States. Since his arrival, he has worked in a series of factory and cleaning jobs, completed his B.A. at Bennington College, and received an M.F.A. from Brown University.
Published February 1, 1994 by Graywolf Press. 328 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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There, he was given explosively dangerous work clearing mines, was tortured and lived among men tortured incessantly, starved, ate lizards, rats, and crickets to stay alive, watched men murdered by proselytizers for Ho Chi Minh, buried the dead, built dikes for rice fields, and hoped for a Cambod...

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