November 17, 2018


A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica GB Tran is a. 3 May GB Tran’s graphic memoir, Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey (), is a tale of war, dislocation and migration, which places the disrupted. Tran, GB. (). Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey. New York, NY: Villard. pp. Satrapi’s Persepolis (), GB Tran chose the graphic form to illustrate.

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Here are some of photos on this marvelous book and I hope you could check it out and read it.

Vietnamerica by GB Tran |

It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. Hardcoverpages.

As a work of art, Vietamerica is amazing. Please try again later. A father’s political allegiances force him to abandon his wife and children. Aug 20, Rick Silva rated it it was amazing. Week 7 Read Comic Strip. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Even Tran himself does grow up—the publication of this beautiful book being primary evidence to his maturation. It didn’t feel as personal as I’m sure it felt for Tran to create it. View all 3 comments. Two weeks later, the state called them and explained that no one had claimed them and asked if they would like to adopt the twins. Heartbreaking revelation, sure, but revelation like this, if it doesn’t sour us completely on the human animal, can build us into the beautiful people we might be.


For a librarian, books like this are hard to shelf.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tran who finally visits Vietnam with his parents and discover the whole story about how his parents met, how they left the country and the worst life experiences his parents and family had to suffer during the Vietnam War and after.

The dynamic nature of this graphic novel defies any simple attempts at neatly categorizing it to a shelf, outside of “comic book” or “graphic novel. We Are Not Viethamerica More. He found core similarities within their accounts, ivetnamerica of a conflicted love for a home country and a struggle to abandon the old life for the new.

I am a first generation Vietnamese born American. The reunion with his family and ancestral co I was very happy to find a comic book about Vietnam. Even if you aren’t first generation, it is a good insight to how people managed to build something out of their lives. A Family’s Journey 3.

Cohesive Fragments: GB Tran’s Graphic Memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

On many levels, I did. This is an ambitious project. Really good, I’m probably bringing it home for my mom to read.

The theme of the author trying to understand his parents and where he came from is one that resonated with me and connects well with readers. May vuetnamerica, Hestia Istiviani rated it liked it. Books like this certainly take a lot of courage to write and I was certainly impressed it it. But the delay was also due to the fact that G inserts so many hidden images into his drawings that you cannot take a single panel at face value. But I did have a very good grasp on guerrilla warfare, insurgency, and counter-insurgencyespecially in Africa my MA was in African Historyand a good grasp on the rise of nascent nationalism in the colonial stateso I got the gig with Al.


In Tran’s memoir, theme, narrative, and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel However, I vietnamwrica that other readers without a similar background to the vietnameerica will also be drawn to this visceral graphic memoir. I remember late nights furiously reading ahead of the students, brushing up on my own country’s history, which I probably should have already known. The story was interesting and I think readers will enjoy and learn from viwtnamerica book.

I hope that more authors create such beautiful pieces of work so that vietbamerica can begin creating an adult graphic novel section and this sort of book becomes more commonplace. I’m glad that I read it now, because I always feel more connected to a book when I have some firsthand knowledge of the book’s geography, and I’ve had the good fortune to visit Vung Tau, which much of this graphic novel is set. I loved that this book structured itself around a narrator hesitant to ask his parents about their time in Vietnam.