Younger brother of Tam, Anh’s father. Uncle Five perishes on a voyage of escape out of Vietnam, six months before Anh and his own family flee the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The boat he had been on with brothers Three, Seven, and Nine is shipwrecked by pirates, and he drowns.
Uncle Five Quotes in The Happiest Refugee
The The Happiest Refugee quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Five or refer to Uncle Five . 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 Allen & Unwin edition of The Happiest Refugee published in 2010.).
Chapter 6 Quotes
Uncle Three passed out and woke up on a beach in Malaysia. After searching desperately for other survivors he found Uncle Nine alive. Eventually they found the dead bodies of uncles Five and Seven.
Uncle Five Character Timeline in The Happiest Refugee
The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Five appears in The Happiest Refugee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...order. Anh’s father Tam was known as Four, among his other siblings, One, Two, Three, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine. Anh’s grandmother supported all the children on the meager earnings of... (full context)