"Our rescue now certain,the party blossoms as food suddenly comes up from below. Ramen noodles,beef jerky,dried shrimp,butter biscuits,tamarind pods,canned fish, and drums and drums of real water." (93)
" At noon today the Communists crashed their tanks through the gates of the presidential palace and planned on the roof a flag with one huge star. Then he adds what no one wants to hear: It's over; Saigon is gone.
" When the butcher returns, he hears a lot of Vietnamese in a voice stern and steady, from eyes even more so"(218).
"One look at our cowboy's wife,arms,lips,eyes contorted into knots, and we repack" (115).
"Maybe he is curious about my long,black arm hair like I was curious about the golden fuzz"(145).