Abstract

This essay examines Aimee Phan’s fiction concerning Vietnamese orphans and adoptees coming of age in Southern California. Engaging the transnational dimensions of U.S. ideologies of democracy, family, and race, this essay explores a “model orphan” construct that expands mainstream narratives of the Vietnamese American refugee and model minority.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 109-125
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-12
Open Access
No
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