In Conversation with Marpheen Chann

Sat, 08/27/2022 - 7:00pm

Moon in Full, a contemporary coming-of-age story, shines light on one young man’s search for truth and compassion in a complicated era as it unwinds the deep-seated challenges we all face finding our authentic voice and true identities. Author Marpheen Chann’s heart-warming journey weaves through housing projects and foster homes; into houses of worship and across college campuses; and playing out in working-class Maine where he struggles to find his place. Adopted into in a majority white community, Chann must reconcile his fears and secret longings as a young gay man with the devoutly religious beliefs of his new family. Chann, a second-generation Asian American, recounts what he has learned, what he has lost, and what he has found during his evolution from a hungry refugee’s son to religious youth to advocate for acceptance and equality.

Chann will read selections from the book, engage in conversation with folks from the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association, answer readers' questions, and sign copies.

lala books
189 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852-1810
Moon in Full: A Modern Day Coming-Of-Age Story By Marpheen Chann Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781952143359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Islandport Press - June 21st, 2022