Table of Contents
   Author's Notep. xiii
   Prologue: Ancestorsp. 1
      Leaving Homep. 5
      Fatherp. 14
      Phan Thietp. 19
      Motherp. 28
      Dalat Daysp. 32
      The Mid-Autumn Festivalp. 41
      Sea Grubsp. 49
      Saigon Nightp. 51
      Cricket Fightp. 57
      The Recruiterp. 64
      Hoi and Ip. 71
      The Draftp. 80
      The Orphanp. 91
      Faminep. 97
      The Famine Soupp. 99
      The Floodp. 105
      The Ambushp. 107
      The Last Magistratep. 120
      The Democratic Republic of Vietnamp. 124
      The Trapp. 129
      The Algerianp. 144
      The Resistance Fighterp. 154
      The Tet Offensivep. 164
      The Executionerp. 172
      Old Friendsp. 184
      The Champagne Bottlep. 200
      The Slavep. 210
      A Lull of Silencep. 213
      Crossing the French Linep. 220
      The Fall of Saigonp. 226
      The Widowerp. 241
      The Capturep. 251
      The Peasant Girlp. 267
      Reeducationp. 276
      Farewell, Hanoip. 284
      The Releasep. 294
   Bibliographyp. 299
   Acknowledgmentsp. 301