Multilingual narrators Elyse Dinh-McCrillis and Vyvy Nguyen give performances that capture the complicated experiences of a Vietnamese refugee mother and her American daughter as they try to communicate amid their multigenerational struggles in the U.S. Dinh-McCrillis and Nguyen capture the discomfort between a mother who has seen untold horrors of war in Vietnam and a teenage daughter who finds her mother's native tongue and history challenging to her American identity. The narrators skillfully pronounce words that may be foreign to a Western ear. Both shine as they perform the often lyrical prose of this biographical audiobook. V.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593289563 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593289570 $95.00
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