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A N A R T I S T I N E X I L E
English Translation: IAN BÙI
Editor: MARY LEE GRANT
Book Interior Design: TRỊNH Y THƯ
Cover Design: NINA HÒA BÌNH LÊ
Cover Photo: THOMAS ĐẶNG VŨ
A memoir by Kiều-Chinh, one of the most, if not the
most, celebrated and beloved Vietnamese American
movie actresses. She survived three wars: World War
II, the Indochina war [1945-1954], and the civil war
between North and South Vietnam [1954-1975]. After
1975, she has made her home in the United States,
and played a multiple of roles in numerous TV shows
and Hollywood films, most notably, the TV show M.A.S.H., the movie The Joy Luck Club,
amongst many others. The book spans more than seven decades from her childhood in Hanoi
until the recent times in the US, it vividly depicts her experiences not only as a movie actress,
but also in many other facets of life, as a living witness and part of so many tragic situations, in
war and peace, in tragedy and happiness, in bitter failures and glorious achievements. But at
the end, it is the human spirit, inside this extraordinary woman, that prevails. A must-read book
for anyone, who is interested in the history of Vietnam and especially the Vietnamese movie
Available now for Order On-line:
Hardcover, 550 pages
Kieu Chinh An Artist in Exile: A Memoir: Chinh, Kieu, Grant, Mary Lee, Bui, Ian, Gold, Alison Leslie:
9798495344327: Amazon.com: Books
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Kieu Chinh is an unusual woman who has lived what seems like five different lives. She
survives as a poignant witness, an experiencer of the turbulence of our most controversial
time... I salute her as a true and noble friend.
– ALISON LESLIE GOLD, author
Chinh is indeed one of the bravest, strongest and gentlest women I have ever met in my life.
– TIPPI HEDREN, actress
She’s so talented, there must be a place for her in Hollywood, somewhere.
– ALAN ALDA, actor
Even as Ms Kieu Chinh acts in Vietnam’s dramas, she harbors within herself a story just as
dramatic, certainly as gripping, as any likely to appear on the screen.
– RICHARD BERNSTEIN, The New York Times
Calling Kieu Chinh a well-known actress is to speak of only half of her achievements. She
personifies the idealized concept of strong Vietnamese women who face head-on the social
concerns and problems of their times.
– MAI THẢO, author
Raised in the same household, one brother and two sisters were split apart into three different
directions by the ravages of war. This is a story about and by Kim-Ma Estate’s third child, Kieu
Chinh: celebrated actress and Goodwill Ambassador whose art and enigmatic beauty embody
the hopes and hurt of a people longing for freedom and peace.
– NHÃ CA, author
Kiều Chinh An Artist in Exile is an inspiring tale of one woman's passion, determination, and
will to survive and thrive in the most challenging of circumstances. It is a pleasure to enter the
incredible world of Kiều Chinh, a woman of talent, elegance and refinement who persevered
and succeeded against the greatest of odds.
-MARY LEE GRANT, editor
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