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(Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam.pdf) i Catfish and Mandala i is the story 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 br br Andrew X Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California His father had been a POW of the Vietcong his family came to America as boat people Following the suicide of his sister Pham quit his job sold all of his possessions and embarked on a year long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert around a thousand mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan and after five months and miles to Saigon where he finds nothing familiar in the bombed out darkness In Vietnam he s taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen except of course by his relatives who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey Only Westerners can do it and in the United States he s considered anything but American A vibrant picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and an eye opening sense of adventure i Catfish and Mandala i is an unforgettable search for cultural identityDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam books for multiple devices.