Rendezvous At The Altar

Inspired by the tales of four grandmothers - Thuan Le Elston's and her husband's - Rendezvous at the Altar: From Vietnam to Virginia traces Anne's Southern upbringing to her Mad Men-like married life; Kim's family as they survive French ...

Rendezvous At The Altar

Rendezvous At The Altar

Inspired by the tales of four grandmothers - Thuan Le Elston's and her husband's - Rendezvous at the Altar: From Vietnam to Virginia traces Anne's Southern upbringing to her Mad Men-like married life; Kim's family as they survive French colonialism and the Vietnam War; Mary's transformations through the Great Depression and two marriages; and Ty's migration from Hanoi businesswoman to Arizona matriarch. Through a mother's journal to her children and the four grandmothers' narrations that bridge punk band names to the Temple of Literature, Elston compares gender roles, parenting, aging, and dying in a multicultural family.

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