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 

Signed copies are available by request at Carmichael’sBook Passage Copperfield’s, and Pegasus Books.


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

Santa Barbara, CA
Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State Street
February 5, 2019 7:00 pm

San Luis Obispo, CA
Cal Poly Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave, Bldg. 35 • February 22, 2019 10:00 am

Stanford, CA
Stanford Bookstore
June 13, 2019

Tuscan, Arizona
Western Writers of America 2019 Convention, panelist
June 22, 2019

Background photo courtesy of David Ros