Behind the Red Curtain

A Memoir

Hardcover, Los Nietos Press, 2020

Migratory birds are programmed to move south annually. From birth, they are groomed to endure the hardship of their flight, to follow in formation, to shift with the winds and rest only at sundown. On the contrary, migrating people fleeing war are thrown head first, unprepared, into the unknown, facing possible death...


Hồng-Mỹ Basrai

Hồng-Mỹ Basrai's Behind the Red Curtain is a harrowing tale of coping and survival of a Vietnamese family inside fallen Saigon following the end of the Vietnam War. Within the context of this bigger drama is the author’s private journey of coming of age in an uncertain time.

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upcoming events

  • March 24, 2021

    Zoom Presentation (Details TBA)

  • April 21, 2021

    Podcast Interview (Details TBA)

past events

  • Fullerton, CA - May 9, 2020

    Women's Club of Morningside

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Book Reading & Discussion

  • Westminster, CA - April 26, 2020

    Nguoi Viet Newspaper Community Room

    2 PM - 5 PM

    Book Launch Party (Ticketed Event; Free Admission)

  • 1/31/19 Whittier Central Library

    Lunch at the Library: My Life Under Communism

  • 11/29/19 Janet Goeske Senior Center

    Literary Tuesday: Behind the Red Curtain reading