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The best we could do : an illustrated memoir

Author: Thi Bui
Publisher: New York : Abrams Comicarts, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised and expandedView all editions and formats
The Best We Could Do, the debut graphic novel memoir by Thi Bui, is an intimate look at one family's journey form their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction comics
Autobiographical comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Named Person: Thi Bui; Thi Bui
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thi Bui
ISBN: 1419718789 9781419718786 9781419739064 1419739069
OCLC Number: 1000131714
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in 2017 by Abrams ComicArts."--Title page verso.
" ... revised and expanded to include an illustrated conversation between Thi Bui and Viet Thanh Nguyen and an illustrated timeline."--Page 4 of cover.
Awards: Winner of Booklist: Notable Books 2018 (United States)
Winner of The American Book Awards 2018 (United States)
Winner of San Francisco Public Library's 2018 selection for 'One City One Book' program 2018 (United States)
Winner of Ringo Award 2018 (United States)
Short-listed for Eisner Awards 2018 (United States)
Short-listed for The Harvey Awards 2018 (United States)
Description: 327 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 Labor --
Ch. 2 Rewind, reverse --
Ch. 3 Home, the holding pen --
Ch. 4 Blood and rice --
Ch. 5 Either, or --
Ch. 6 The chessboard --
Ch. 7 Heroes and losers --
Ch. 8 The shore --
Ch. 9 Fire and ash --
Ch. 10 Ebb and flow.
Responsibility: Thi Bui.


Now in paperback, Thi Sui's intimate and moving portrait of her family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America  Read more...
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"How much of ME is my own and how much is stamped into my blood and bone, predestined?" Posed at the end of Thi Bui's graphic memoir, this is the persistent, yearning question underlying this quietly Read more...

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