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Wed, Sep 28


University of Southern Maine

Marpheen Chann at the University of Southern Maine

Marpheen Chann, author of "Moon In Full," returns to his alma mater to hold a book reading, discussion, and signing at the University of Southern Maine.

Marpheen Chann at the University of Southern Maine

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

University of Southern Maine, Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04101, 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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