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by Xuan-Lan Nguyen
I felt utterly lonely and helpless. I didnt belong. The education I had received, my social status, the physical appearance I used to be proud of, my own pathetic plight, all meant nothing. Those shining gold pieces were the only reality. And I didnt have them. So I meant nothing. Times had changed.
A former Vietnamese congresswoman stripped of her children, her husband, and her dignity must face overwhelming odds to outsmart communist Vietnam in order to secure freedom to herself and her family.
Will Mrs. Xuan-Lan Nguyen succeed in reuniting her family and escaping war-torn Vietnam?About the Author
Xuan-Lan Nguyen graduated from La Sorbonne, the University of Paris,with a Licence-es-Lettres in English Literature. She then studied for a Ph.D. in English at UCLA.
Although a native of Vietnam, Mrs. Nguyen has lived in the United States for thirty years. She has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association since 1980.
A mother of three, she now lives happily with her husband. This is her second published book; her first is entitled Kitty Cat.
Her next book, The Legends of the Promised Land, could be summed up in the following sentence:
"The land over which I flew as I arrived, my heart throbbing with fear, homesickness and tears, ultimately fulfilled my wildest dreams in that typical manner we call the charm or the American genius."(2009, paperback, 252 pages)