Andrew X. Pham
This person is the book's author, and spends the majority of the memoir on a bicycling trip through Vietnam, reflecting on upbringing, family, and personal identity.
Pham Van Thong
This person was born in poverty in Vietnam, lived in a prison labor camp, started a prostitution ring, beat his children, drank heavily, and eventually reached redemption by apologizing and changing his ways.
This person was born one gender but desperately wanted to be another. After living a life filled with prostitution, beatings, harassment, and abuse, they committed suicide at the age of 31.
This person was described as small and birdlike, but created a house full of warmth and nourishment where children always felt free to be themselves.
This person was described as being subservient but a strong parent and spouse.
This person made wedding videos for a living...
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