Saigon Calling: London 1963-75

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Arsenal Pulp Press
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6.5 X 0.9 X 9.0 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Marcelino Truong: Marcelino Truong is an illustrator, painter, and author. He earned degrees in law at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and English literature at the Sorbonne. His first book, Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63, was published in English in 2016.
David Homel: David Homel was born and raised in Chicago in 1952. He has been a journalist, editor, literary translator, and teacher, and has won numerous awards for translation, including the Governor General's Award for Literature, Canada's highest literary honor.


"Like the masterful Such a Lovely Little War, the story benefits from the author's unique perspective, formed by the very different perspectives of his parents (whose marriage seems to be disintegrating), by seeing the war from afar while surrounded by those of different nationalities, and by maturing from childhood through adolescence during a turbulent era ... An excellent combination of personal insight and historical sweep." --Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)

"A complex, finely judged and utterly riveting memoir ... It is an amazing achievement: a familiar story (Vietnam) told from (what was to me) an entirely new point of view, with great wit as well as pathos." --The Guardian

"This vividly drawn graphic memoir examines how Westerners feverishly debating the Vietnam War neglected the perspective of the Vietnamese people ... More assured than his impressive previous memoir Such a Lovely Little War, this intimate family story is woven into the record of a war that engulfed the world, a history startlingly relevant to the present day." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

"Saigon Calling is an intimate and courageous piece of storytelling. It provides insight into the suffering that Vietnamese expatriates endured, especially those of mixed race heritage, and of the painful bonds forged with their past, present and future." --Shelf Awareness

"Truong's work is compelling, provoking, and moving. In many ways the latest volume of his graphic memoir, Saigon Calling, is even more fascinating than the first, insofar as it follows not only the war in Vietnam but also the culture shock of Truong's family attempting to readjust to life outside of the war zone, in Europe."