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Rivers N G U Y E N Q U I D U C All week, Mr. Toan kept busy changing the oil in his car, fixing the brakes, and adjusting the engine hoses. The gold Toyota, still fairly new, was a gift from Vinh, his eldest son. He had received it after he had been in America for three months. It was the end of autumn; by the time his three kids came home from their jobs or from school, it was already dark. They didn't say anything about their father's tinkering with the car. Cuong, who had changed his name to Cowen, once told him, in English, that he should just take it to a mechanic. Cuong was the last son, born only three months before the end of the war or, as Mr. Toan would say, when they lost the country. Mrs. Toan escaped to the United States with Cuong, his two older brothers, and his sister. Mr. Toan was captured while stationed in Quang Tri and was taken to the Truong Son mountains as a prisoner. Mr. Toan's kids always stayed in their rooms. They listened to music, watched tv, or were on the phone for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Rivers

Manoa , Volume 14 (1) – Apr 1, 2002

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N G U Y E N Q U I D U C All week, Mr. Toan kept busy changing the oil in his car, fixing the brakes, and adjusting the engine hoses. The gold Toyota, still fairly new, was a gift from Vinh, his eldest son. He had received it after he had been in America for three months. It was the end of autumn; by the time his three kids came home from their jobs or from school, it was already dark. They didn't say anything about their father's tinkering with the car. Cuong, who had changed his name to Cowen, once told him, in English, that he should just take it to a mechanic. Cuong was the last son, born only three months before the end of the war or, as Mr. Toan would say, when they lost the country. Mrs. Toan escaped to the United States with Cuong, his two older brothers, and his sister. Mr. Toan was captured while stationed in Quang Tri and was taken to the Truong Son mountains as a prisoner. Mr. Toan's kids always stayed in their rooms. They listened to music, watched tv, or were on the phone for

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Published: Apr 1, 2002

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