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Bonus Read & Run on the Road: Book Club Run of The Gangster We Are All Looking For

About the Event

On this 3 mile, easy-paced book club run, we explore one of the real-life places where the author’s young narrator lived in The Gangster We Are All Looking For. The narrator immigrates from Vietnam to San Diego in 1978 at the age of six. In a story that oscillates between her memories of Vietnam and her new experiences in San Diego, we observe the world through the whimsical, elusive, and sometimes heart-breaking eyes of a child. The main event for this book club run was set in Linda Vista, but we thought it only right to visit San Diego’s Little Saigon and explore the cultural connection of this area.

During the route for this Read & Run on the Road event, created and led by Chelsey Stone, we’ll stop at one location corresponding to the story, 2-3 locations that explore Little Saigon, and finish for a post-run discussion Hoài Huế Restaurant (Please be prepared to cover your own meal costs.).

Unlike the main run Saturday May 11, it is not necessary to have read The Gangster We Are All Looking For prior to joining the run. Though we’ll reference the book, the focus of this run will be exploring Little Saigon.

Read & Run on the Road events are independently-organized, licensed events with Read & Run Tours.

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