Seeking Quan Am

I’ve always thought it took a combination of courage and madness to produce a book. Then I tried it and my opinion did not change.


Seeking Quan Am: A Dual Memoir of War and Vietnam

Two high school classmates take very different to negotiating the war that marked their coming of age. Decades later they reconnect, learn to listen to one another’s story. They travel in space and time to the Vietnam of their memories and seek to reconcile both with the reality of today.

I write about stories and how they are made. The good ones are always about how what we see, what we want to see, what others want us to see, collides with what we can’t see, what we sense, what we don’t want to see, and what is hidden. I write about the secrets we keep, even – maybe mostly – from ourselves.