Thousands of women who survived the Vietnam War, whose husbands were sent to reeducation camps after working with American military, now live in the US, where nail salons anchor almost every strip mall and flourish inside luxury malls as well. The history of how Vietnamese women came to work in the nail industry and how Americans became accustomed to manicures and pedicures is entwined with the loss of home and landscape.
Keywords:Vietnam War, American military, reeducation camps, Mekong River, refugees, boat people, Saigon, airlift, nail salons, Tippi Hedren
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