Sun, Nov 06|
Signing with Marpheen Chann
Marpheen Chann, author of debut memoir, "Moon In Full," will discuss his book and sign copies at the First Parish in Portland on Sunday, November 20.
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2022, 7:00 PM – Nov 07, 2022, 7:00 PM
Portland, 425 Congress 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.