The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer

A Hmong Family Memoir

By Kao Kalia Yang; Kao Kalia Yang (Read by)

Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611744491

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

Description
In the 70s and 80s, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United Statesall in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown.
Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family's story after her grandmother's death. "The Latehomecomer" is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard in their adopted homeland.


About the Author
Kao Kalia Yang is the author of "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, "which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. Her work has been published in "Longreads" and the "Virginia Quarterly". Yang, who has taught at Columbia University and Concordia University-St. Paul, among other places, lives in Minnesota.

Kao Kalia Yang is the author of "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, "which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. Her work has been published in "Longreads" and the "Virginia Quarterly". Yang, who has taught at Columbia University and Concordia University-St. Paul, among other places, lives in Minnesota.