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Mon, Apr 03


Bowdoin College

Book Talk with Marpheen Chann

Join Marpheen Chann, author of "Moon in Full: A Modern Coming of Age Memoir" for a book talk at Bowdoin College

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Book Talk with Marpheen Chann
Book Talk with Marpheen Chann

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bowdoin College , 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

About the book

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.

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