The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

Kao Kalia Yang (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
May 09, 2017
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250131881

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About the Author

Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. Her work has been published in Longreads and the Virginia Quarterly. Yang, who has taught at Columbia University and Concordia University-St. Paul, among other places, lives in Minnesota.

Reviews

"Remarkable . . . Yang is an exceptional storyteller, one whose work reminds us that big, timeless truths reveal themselves when we pay attention to small, specific details."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Inventive and touching . . . An elegantly written, moving testament to so many aspects of the human experience."--Pioneer Press

"Hauntingly lyrical . . . A memorable and moving immigrant story."--Booklist

"A stellar memoir . . . Yang powerfully demonstrates that much of what society doesn't hold valuable--gifts and talents that don't translate into monetary or educational success--still carry immense value, if only we choose to see it."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Kao Kalia Yang allows us to hear the whispered sorrows and hopes of those transplanted onto foreign soil among strangers. I predict that this mystical and historical memoir--of her Hmong family's suffering in Laos, of the rigors and fears of their life in a refugee camp, of the shock of finding themselves unprepared for city living in Minnesota, and of the pain of discrimination--will become a classic."--Jane Hamilton-Merritt, author of Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992