Uncle Son isn’t Hà and her brothers’ blood uncle; rather, he was in the same navy class as Father and was Father’s best friend. He’s short and “smiley.” He’s remained close with Mother since Father’s disappearance, and he’s the one to convince Mother that the family should leave South Vietnam for their safety. Uncle Son invites Mother to join him and his family in Canada, but Mother declines because she knows Uncle Son’s wife wouldn’t like it.
Uncle Son Quotes in Inside Out and Back Again
The Inside Out and Back Again quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Son or refer to Uncle Son. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper edition of Inside Out and Back Again published in 2011.).
Uncle Son Character Timeline in Inside Out and Back Again
The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Son appears in Inside Out and Back Again. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Saigon
...are no secrets among the Vietnamese: thousands of people are there to board navy ships. Uncle Son sticks his elbows out to protect his kids, but Hà’s family “sticks together / like... (full context)
Part 2: At Sea