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Author Rekdal, Paisley,
Title The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam / Paisley Rekdal.
Imprint Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, ©2017.
©2017.

Series Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Subject Ly, Kiet Thanh, 1978-
Vietnamese Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Mentally ill homeless persons -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States.
War -- Psychological aspects.
War and society -- United States.
War and society -- Vietnam.
Immigrants -- Crimes against -- Vietnam.
Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects.
Add Title On trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam
Description 1 online resource (viii, 147 pages).
Note "Winner of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, selected by Michael Steinberg"--Cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-147).
Summary The Broken Country uses a violent incident that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2012 as a springboard for examining the long-term cultural and psychological effects of the Vietnam War. To make sense of the shocking and baffling incident--in which a young homeless man born in Vietnam stabbed a number of white men purportedly in retribution for the war--Paisley Rekdal draws on a remarkable range of material and fashions it into a compelling account of the dislocations suffered by the Vietnamese and also by American-born veterans over the past decades. She interweaves a narrative about the crime with information collected in interviews, historical examination of the arrival of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s, a critique of portrayals of Vietnam in American popular culture, and discussions of the psychological consequences of trauma. This work allows us to better understand transgenerational and cultural trauma and advances our still complicated struggle to comprehend the war.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780820351186 (electronic bk.)
0820351180 (electronic bk.)
9780820351179
0820351172
OCLC # 1117445425
Additional Format Print version: Rekdal, Paisley. Broken country. Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, ©2017 9780820351179 (DLC) 2017947226 (OCoLC)981118287.