CBC: Milton’s Paradise Lost: a survival guide for a fractured world

Vietnamese-American writer Andrew Lam considers Paradise Lost “the first refugee story.”

“When I learned about it, as someone who had lost his homeland, it resonated, naturally, because Vietnam was everything to my family and I, and then it was gone,” he said.

Lam left Vietnam as a refugee at age 11, two days before the fall of Saigon. He is now the author of three books, including a short story collection called Birds of Paradise Lost.