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Posted on August 19th, 2012, by

The book by Anne Fadiman “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”ť belongs to the chronicles about the Hmong and their struggling with health care system in California. On the surface this is a story of a girl Lia Lee, who suffers from complicated form of epilepsy and needs medical help and treatment. If it is considered more profound, the book presents the situation of collision between different customs and cultures; also touches the problems of Laos war and problems related to immigration and assimilation to a foreign culture ”“ “European immigrants came to the United States because they hoped to assimilate into mainstream American Society. The Hmong came to the United States for the same reason they had […]

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