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Author Tran, Phuc, 1974- author.

Title Sigh, gone : a misfit's memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in / Phuc Tran.

Publication Info. New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 TRAN,P    DUE 11-12-20
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 TRAN,P    DUE 11-10-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hill Avenue Branch On Order.
Order cancelled for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 306 pages ; 25 cm
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Contents Prologue: the picture of Dorian Gray -- The plague -- Crime and punishment -- The scarlet letter -- A Christmas carol -- Man and his symbols -- Madame Bovary -- Pygmalion -- The metamorphosis -- The importance of being earnest -- The autobiography of Malcolm X -- The Iliad.
Summary "For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlett Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, teenage rebellion, and assimilation, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Appealing to fans of coming-of-age memoirs such as Fresh Off the Boat, Running with Scissors, or tales of assimilation like Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Displaced and The Refugees, Sigh, Gone explores one man's bewildering experiences of abuse, racism, and tragedy and reveals redemption and connection in books and punk rock. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the '80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes--and ultimately saves--him" Provided by publisher.
Subject Tran, Phuc, 1974- -- Childhood and youth.
Tran, Phuc, 1974- -- Books and reading.
Vietnamese Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Refugees.
Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle -- Biography.
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- Biography.
Racism -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle -- History -- 20th century.
Carlisle (Pa.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
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