Joe Blondo, a longtime customer here at Teahouse Kuan Yin, is getting his latest book published. Congratulations, Joe! Caught between Cultures is the story of Milton Wan, a Vietnamese immigrant in America, including his tumultuous family life and his being drafted into the American army to fight in the Vietnam War.

Joe and Milton are having a book opening party this Wednesday at Tai Tung, the restaurant where author and subject first met. Both Caught between Cultures and Joe’s previous book, The Greyer Elements, will be on sale.