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.


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

Orinda, CA
Orinda Books, 276 Village Square
Jan. 10 2019 6:00 pm

Stanford, CA
Stanford Bookstore
Jun. 13 2019

Background photo courtesy of David Ros