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Description - War ChildA Story of Survival by Juliette Lac

In 1978, Juliet Lac fled war-ravaged Vietnam in a fishing boat, desperately hoping to find freedom in America. But born under the sign of the vengeful water god Thuy Tinh, she was to face his wrath as the small, overloaded boat sank off the coast of Malaysia. Over half of the 350 passengers were drowned, but miraculously Juliet escaped, eventually making her way to the US to begin her new life. Aged only 11, Juliet had witnessed at first hand the barbarity of war, and after the death of her father and her younger sister, she and her mother were left to struggle on in poverty. But their flight to the West did not have a fairy-tale ending, and in the coming years they faced a struggle to integrate into American society. This is a remarkable and inspirational story of a war child s fight first for survival in the devastated landscape of Vietnam and then for acceptance in the affluent West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845962821
ISBN-10: 1845962826
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Juliette Lac

Juliet Lac was born in Vietnam in 1967, raised in California and moved to Paris with her family in 1996. While there she launched the Paris Woman Journal, www.pariswoman.com, a website for English-speaking expatriate women living in Paris. Now back living in California, Juliet is currently working on her second book.