Catfish and Mandala: A Two-wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Character Descriptions

Andrew X. Pham
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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.

Chi/Minh

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.

Grandma Le

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.

Anh

This person was described as being subservient but a strong parent and spouse.

Uncle Hung

This person made wedding videos for a living...

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