Sarah's Reviews > Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham
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Aug 30, 08

bookshelves: memoir, book-club
Recommended to Sarah by: Barbara
Recommended for: anyone interested in the immigrant experience or vietnam, those who enjoy travelogues
Read in August, 2008

This was a beautiful memoir weaving the author's experiences biking through his homeland with memories of his past. I loved reading about all the people he met in his travels and the impact they had on him, but even more than that, I appreciated the glimpse into the thoughts of an immigrant confused about his identity and where he belongs.
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Barbara I read this before my Vietnam trip and really enjoyed it. Excellent insight into the world of immigrants and the changes that country is undergoing. Let me know what you think of it. -- Barbara


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Zoe This was recommended to me recently by someone who had this young man as a student (down in Corvallis). How funny that you've both read this....sounds like another one perhaps for the book club? It's on my to-read list!


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