A multigenerational saga of violence and resurrection that plays out among several Cambodian-American families…Katya Cengel movingly documents how trauma plays out across multiple generations, showing how the unresolved conflicts of the elders lead to catastrophic addiction and mental illness among the young. Cengel captures the full scale of this tragedy and writes with such compassion that anybody who picks up this book cannot fail to be moved.

Helen Thorpe, author of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

Exiled is available at 

You can also buy copies through Carmichael’s and Book Passage.


San Luis Obispo, CA
Barnes & Noble, 894 Marsh St. • Sept. 27 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Berkeley, CA
Center for Southeast Asia Studies, University of California—Berkeley • Oct. 10 4:00 pm

Berkeley, CA
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave. • Oct. 11 7:30 pm

Petaluma, CA
Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St. • Oct. 12 7:00 pm

Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. • Oct. 13 4:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St. • Nov. 1 7:30 pm

Orinda, CA, Jan. 10 2019 • Santa Barbara, CA, Feb. 5 2019 • Stanford, CA, Jun. 13 2019

Background photo courtesy of David Ros