Baker & Taylor The author recalls his life as an Amerasian boy living in Saigon after the 1975 exodus of American troops and his long journey to the United States.
Blackwell North Amer The Unwanted is the only memoir by an Amerasian who stayed behind in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and who is now living in America. Saigon fell to the Vietcong on April 30, 1975. Kien Nguyen was there. He watched the last U.S. Army helicopter leave without him, without his brother, without his mother, without his grandparents. Kien was more at risk than most because of his fair hair and his light eyes - because he was Amerasian. He was the most unwanted. In 1998, more than thirteen years after he came to America, Kien Nguyen found himself haunted by the secrets and memories of his past. One late night as he sat at his desk, something strange happened: "In the stillness of the room, the world around me seemed to disappear into the distance, and time, too, faded away....I looked around the room, and as if in a dream, I was standing on a street corner in Saigon, watching a little boy among the faces of people from my past. I knew then that I was looking at myself. And through the eyes of this boy, I saw the events of my life unfold before me. I began to write."
Baker & Taylor The author recalls his life as an Amerasian boy living in Saigon after the 1975 exodus of American troops and his long journey to the United States. 25,000 first printing.