What happens when an innocent schoolgirl is desperate to escape her
country during the fall of Saigon? What could cause her to have
second thoughts and want to stay behind? How does she finally
resolve herself to leaving? What are the chances of this girl being
rescued and airlifted toward a new life in America? Mimi and Her
Mirror, by Uyen Nicole Duong, creates a poetic blend of memoir and
fiction in this richly told novel of courage and heartbreak,
hopelessness and redemption. It is the story of Mimi Sean Young ?
formerly Mi Chau Suong Giang in her native tongue ? a successful
Houston attorney whose life begins to crumble under the weight of
her painful childhood. Told by Mimi, the story pulls listeners into
the history of Vietnam and its controversial war, shares with us a
country rich with culture while we follow one young girl's life?and
one woman's painful journey toward happiness. Mimi and Her Mirror
is a powerful saga from a writer of talent giving voice to people
from one of the most successful immigrant communities in American
history. This is a book that should be read.? ? Robert Olen Butler
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange
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