Younger brother to Tam, Anh’s father. Uncle Nine left Vietnam on a boat voyage six months before Anh and his family. On that voyage, he was accompanied by brothers Three, Five, and Seven. However, pirates shipwrecked the boat the brothers were fleeing on, and only Uncles Three and Nine survive—their two other brothers perish. Uncle Nine invests in Tam’s farming and property ventures, losing all his savings when the ventures go bust. He ends up returning to America, where he had lived after leaving Vietnam and before his arrival in Australia.
Uncle Nine Quotes in The Happiest Refugee
The The Happiest Refugee quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Nine or refer to Uncle Nine . 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 Nine Character Timeline in The Happiest Refugee
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...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 her husband’s wages, who... (full context)