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Phuc Tran with Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

Presented by American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 28 2020
Phuc Tran with Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

American Ancestors and the Boston Public Library have partnered to present virtual events featuring today’s celebrated authors.

In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The MetamorphosisThe Scarlet LetterThe Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, and teenage

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