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Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents is an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry edited by the adult child of an immigrant born and raised in the US. The collection contains contributions from sixty-five writers who were either born and/or raised in the US by one or more immigrant parent. Their work describes the many contradictions, discoveries and life lessons one experiences when one is neither seen as fully American nor fully foreign. Contributors include Richard Blanco, Tina Chang, Joseph Lagaspi, Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Naomi Shihab Nye, Oliver de la Paz, Ira Sukrungruang, Ocean Vuong and many other talented writers from throughout the US.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxi-xxx
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  1. Elisa Albo
  2. p. 1
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  1. Cartography
  2. pp. 2-4
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  1. Exile
  2. p. 5
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  1. Kazim Ali
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Home
  2. pp. 8-12
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  1. Dori Appel
  2. p. 13
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  1. Stowaways
  2. p. 14
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  1. Legacy
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. William Archila
  2. p. 18
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  1. Caffeine
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. The Day John Lennon Died
  2. p. 21
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  1. F.J. Bergmann
  2. p. 22
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  1. Finite Love
  2. p. 23
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  1. Travelogue
  2. p. 24
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  1. Richard Blanco
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. América
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Looking for the Gulf Motel
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Gabriella Burman
  2. p. 33
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  1. Estela
  2. pp. 34-40
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  1. Lauren Camp
  2. p. 41
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  1. Letter to Baghdad
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. Pauses
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. Variation (Let's Pretend)
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. Tina Chang
  2. p. 48
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  1. The Shifting Kingdom
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. Viji K. Chary
  2. p. 51
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  1. Laying a Foundation
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. Angie Chuang
  2. p. 54
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  1. Six Syllables
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. Jeanie Chung
  2. p. 59
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  1. Cuts and Folds
  2. pp. 60-63
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  1. Nancy Brewka-Clark
  2. p. 64
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  1. My Father's Orchard
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. Liz Rose Dolan
  2. p. 69
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  1. The Man from God Knows Where
  2. pp. 70-72
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  1. Vickie Fernandez
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. Cuban Medicine
  2. pp. 75-77
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  1. Gloria Frym
  2. p. 78
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  1. A Little History
  2. pp. 79-81
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  1. Melissa Castillo-Garsow
  2. p. 82
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  1. Poem to the White Man Who Asks Me after Overhearing Me Speak Spanish where to Find the Best Mexican Food and Then Is Shocked to Find out I Am mexican
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. pp. 85-86
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  1. Cuando Sueño Con Arizona
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. Ana Garza G’z
  2. p. 89
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  1. Pa Grafts Trees
  2. pp. 90-91
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  1. Pinto Bean Meditation
  2. p. 92
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  1. Melody S. Gee
  2. p. 93
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  1. One Year Extra
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Where We Are Gathered
  2. p. 96
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  1. Danusha Goska
  2. p. 97
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  1. Silence
  2. pp. 98-105
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  1. Andrei Guruianu
  2. p. 106
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  1. From Mother Tongue to Borrowed Tongue: The Writer as Perpetual Foreigner
  2. pp. 107-109
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  1. John Guzlowski
  2. p. 110
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  1. Growing Up Polack
  2. pp. 111-114
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  1. Darrel Alejandro Holnes
  2. p. 115
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  1. To the Gentrified Man Who Avenges: Panamá 1999
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. pp. 118-120
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  1. Frank Izaguirre
  2. p. 121
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  1. Growth in the Garden
  2. pp. 122-124
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  1. Mohja Kahf
  2. p. 125
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  1. My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sing of the Bathroom at Sears
  2. pp. 126-128
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  1. Alan King
  2. p. 129
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  1. The Hostess
  2. p. 130
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  1. The Listener
  2. pp. 131-135
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  1. Jenna Le
  2. p. 136
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  1. Trick
  2. p. 137
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  1. Mom's Cocks
  2. p. 138
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  1. Inheritance
  2. p. 139
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  1. Li-Young Lee
  2. p. 140
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  1. Arise, Go Down
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. I Ask My Mother to Sing
  2. p. 143
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  1. Joseph O. Legaspi
  2. p. 144
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  1. Alaska
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. My Father in the Night
  2. p. 147
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  1. The Immigrants' Son
  2. pp. 148-149
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  1. The Red Sweater
  2. p. 150
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  1. David Licata
  2. p. 151
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  1. The Wolf is in the Kitchen
  2. pp. 152-153
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  1. Jane Lin
  2. p. 154
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  1. Ancestry
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. House Rules
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. Timothy Liu
  2. p. 159
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  1. The Remains
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. Classical Music
  2. p. 162
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  1. Helen Losse
  2. p. 163
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  1. The Powder Box
  2. pp. 164-165
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  1. Product of War
  2. p. 166
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  1. Tara L. Masih
  2. p. 167
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  1. Excerpts from "Vignettes from a Certain Source"
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. Komal Patel Mathew
  2. p. 170
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  1. An American
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Covering Candles and Other Follies
  2. pp. 173-175
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  1. Margaret McMullan
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. What's in a Name?
  2. pp. 178-181
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  1. Nancy Anne Miller
  2. p. 182
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  1. Christmas Trees at Home and Abroad
  2. p. 183
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  1. Loquat Time
  2. p. 184
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  1. Sahar Mustafah
  2. p. 185
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  1. The Arabians
  2. pp. 186-188
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  1. Jed Myers
  2. p. 189
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  1. The Dead's Tremors
  2. pp. 190-191
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  1. Same Fire
  2. pp. 192-193
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  1. Paul E. Nelson
  2. pp. 194-195
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  1. Guanabo Beach, 2005
  2. pp. 196-199
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  1. Joey Nicoletti
  2. p. 200
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  1. Onion Pie
  2. pp. 201-203
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  1. Risotto Elegy
  2. p. 204
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  1. Sylvester Stallone Overdrive
  2. p. 205
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  1. Naomi Shihab Nye
  2. pp. 206-207
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  1. Two Countries
  2. p. 208
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  1. Blood
  2. pp. 209-210
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  1. Half-and-Half
  2. p. 211
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  1. Oliver de la Paz
  2. pp. 212-213
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  1. Meditation with Smoke and Flowers
  2. pp. 214-215
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  1. In Defense of Small Towns
  2. pp. 216-217
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  1. Michelle Peñaloza
  2. p. 218
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  1. Letter from Mother
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. My Father, On the Line
  2. p. 221
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  1. Thread Rite
  2. pp. 222-223
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  1. Shin Yu Pai
  2. pp. 224-225
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  1. A Midwinter's Day
  2. pp. 226-229
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  1. Catherine Rankovic
  2. p. 230
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  1. You Buy Nice—You Got Nice
  2. pp. 231-232
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  1. Yelizaveta P. Renfro
  2. p. 233
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  1. Butela
  2. pp. 234-236
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  1. Susanna Rich
  2. p. 237
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  1. Dirty Dancing, János, With You
  2. pp. 238-239
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  1. Pentecost Sunday: Mátyás Church, Budapest
  2. pp. 240-241
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  1. Tammy Robacker
  2. p. 242
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  1. Kuchen and Cancer
  2. p. 243
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  1. Sauerkraut
  2. pp. 244-245
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  1. Mary Lou Sanelli
  2. p. 246
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  1. Sliced Meat and Bread
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Pane Di Pasqua All'Uobo (Easter Egg Bread)
  2. p. 249
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  1. Frances Saunders
  2. p. 250
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  1. Picture This
  2. pp. 251-257
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  1. Melita Schaum
  2. pp. 258-259
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  1. Exchanges
  2. pp. 260-262
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  1. Provisions
  2. pp. 263-264
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  1. Michael Schmeltzer
  2. p. 265
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  1. An Accent Like Grief
  2. pp. 266-268
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  1. Willa Elizabeth Schmidt
  2. p. 269
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  1. Second Life
  2. pp. 270-273
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  1. Prageeta Sharma
  2. p. 274
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  1. A Situation for Mrs. Biswas
  2. pp. 275-282
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  1. Laura Shovan
  2. p. 283
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  1. The Swimmer
  2. pp. 284-286
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  1. Pastoral With Hedgehog
  2. p. 287
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  1. SJ Sindu
  2. p. 288
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  1. Test Group 4: Womanhood and Other Failures
  2. pp. 289-292
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  1. SR-9
  2. pp. 293-294
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  1. Zhanna Slor
  2. p. 295
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  1. An Echo
  2. pp. 296-301
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  1. Angela Sorby
  2. p. 302
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  1. The Boring Side of the Family
  2. pp. 303-305
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  1. Ira Sukrungruang
  2. p. 306
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  1. Chop Suey
  2. pp. 307-308
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  1. Natalie Haney Tilghman
  2. p. 309
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  1. Presentosa—Tracing the Gold in my Blood
  2. pp. 310-311
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  1. Bunkong “BK” Tuon
  2. p. 312
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  1. Living in the Hyphen
  2. p. 313
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  1. Photograph of my Mother
  2. pp. 314-315
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  1. Early Saturday Morning in Malden, MA (1986)
  2. p. 316
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  1. Itoro Udofia
  2. p. 317
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  1. Daughter of the Diaspora
  2. pp. 318-319
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  1. Denise S. Valenti
  2. p. 320
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  1. Spanish
  2. pp. 321-322
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  1. Elisabeth von Uhl
  2. p. 323
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  1. Child Speaks of German-Immigrant Grandmother
  2. p. 324
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  1. Alexandrine Vo
  2. p. 325
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  1. Omphalos
  2. p. 326
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  1. Luck
  2. pp. 327-328
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  1. Revisiting
  2. p. 329
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  1. Ocean Vuong
  2. p. 330
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  1. Returning
  2. p. 331
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  1. After All
  2. pp. 332-334
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  1. Sai Gon, Again
  2. p. 335
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  1. Kristy Webster
  2. pp. 336-337
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  1. Mother Fire, Father Ice
  2. pp. 338-341
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  1. Chris Wiewiora
  2. p. 342
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  1. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
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  1. Aida Zilelian
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  1. The Art of Trying
  2. pp. 348-351
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 352-353
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  1. Editor Bio: Tina Schumann, Ed.
  2. p. 354
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597095723
Related ISBN
9781597096065
MARC Record
OCLC
1013743223
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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