How my family's journey on a leaky boat led to our wonderful life in Australia
by Tracy Vo
Allen & Unwin, 2014, colour plates/photographs, paperback, ISBN 9781743316153
Very Good Condition, minor shelf/edge wear, un-creased spine
'On a trip home to Perth in 2012, after her father was diagnosed with a serious illness, Tracy Vo decided to leave her job as a TV reporter in Sydney to be with her parents.
Thirty-four years earlier, after the Fall of Saigon, Tracy's parents, Tai and Lien Vo, along with other members of their family, had escaped war-torn Vietnam on a leaky boat with no real idea of where they would end up. Their one hope was to build a new life, safe from Communist rule.
In Small Bamboo Tracy tells not only the extraordinary story of her parents' journey and their early years to Perth but also what it was like for a young Vietnamese - Australian girl to grow up between two cultures. This is a wonderful account of how family love, determination and hard work can bind generations together and provide the strength to overcome adversity.'