January 25, 2021
A copy of Sigh, Gone will be provided, while supplies last, to those who register for this event.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a discussion of the Spring 2021 Community Reading selection, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran. This event will take place online on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.
A copy of Sigh, Gone will be provided, while supplies last, to those who register for this event. The books will be delivered in early December so that participants can read the book over the winter break.
Please register here.
Sigh, Gone is a coming-of-age account of Tran’s life as a Vietnamese immigrant whose family fled their home country as a result of the Vietnam War. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, PA, where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. Tran’s memoir navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, and teenage rebellion, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his parents. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the ‘80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes—and ultimately saves—him.