Harlan Margaret Van Cao grew up in Virginia in the Williamsburg and DC area. She is furthering her experience in film by pursuing opportunities in acting, writing, and directing. She attends UCLA for psychology and was signed by Penguin Randomhouse at the age of fifteen and published at eighteen. She currently holds the executive/personal assistant position for Maya Soetoro of the Obama Foundation and is interning at Zero Gravity Management in the talent department. Her personal passions include animal rights and fashion design.
"Even at her young age, Harlan Margaret Van Cao is a fresh new voice, with an arresting, and unnerving way with language." -Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
A dual first-person memoir by the acclaimed Vietnamese-American novelist and her thoroughly American teenage daughter--exploring their complicated relationship and touching on war and past tragedy, culture clash, and coming of age as a young woman.