Book ‘Ma and Me’ by Putsata Reang

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"This openhearted memoir... opens the door to include queer descendants of war survivors into the growing American library of love.” ― Sarah Schulman, author of Let the Record Show. When Putsata Reang was eleven months old, her family fled war-torn Cambodia, spending twenty-three days on an overcrowded navy vessel before finding sanctuary at an American naval base in the Philippines. Holding what appeared to be a lifeless baby in her arms, Ma resisted the captain’s orders to throw her bundle overboard. Instead, on landing, Ma rushed her baby into the arms of American military nurses and doctors, who saved the child's life. “I had hope, just a little, you were still alive,” Ma would tell Put in an oft-repeated...
Publisher: MCD (May 17, 2022)  Pages: 400 pages  ISBN-10: 0374279268  ISBN-13: 978-0374279264  ASIN:‎ B09CNFRQJZ

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About the author: Putsata Reang is an author and a journalist whose writings have appeared in The New York TimesPoliticoThe GuardianMs, and The Seattle Times, among other publications. Born in Cambodia and raised in rural Oregon, Reang has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Thailand. She is an alum of residencies at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson, and Mineral School, and she has received fellowships from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and Jack Straw Writers Program. She teaches memoir writing at the University of Washington’s School of Professional & Continuing Education.