Author Reading: Brandy Liên Worrall: WHAT DOESN'T KILL US

What Doesn’t Kill Us chronicles Brandy Liên Worrall’s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of thirty-one. The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with
cancer and her American father’s and Vietnamese mother’s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War. The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish-country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up, to Vancouver, where she lived with her parents, husband, and two young children while enduring aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. With surprising humor, the memoir also explores the enduring legacy of chemical warfare on three generations. Brandy Liên Worrall is the author of eight collections of poetry and has served as editor of numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. She is the owner and editor of Rabbit Fool Press, a small family-owned-and-operated publishing company based in Vancouver. She holds an
MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the
University of British Columbia

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
What Doesn't Kill Us By Brandy Lien Worrall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780978360788
Published: Rabbit Fool Press - November 16th, 2014