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We two alone : stories / Jack Wang.

Author/Creator:
Wang, Jack, 1972- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
248 pages ; 22 cm
Edition:
First HarperVia edition.
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Subjects:
Immigrants -- China -- Fiction.
Immigrants.
China.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Summary:
"Set on five continents and spanning decades, We Two Alone traces the arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks his life, pretending to be a girl to play organized hockey in Canada in the 1920s. A Canadian couple is caught in when Shanghai is succumbs to violence during the Second Sino-Japanese War. A family struggles to buy a home in South Africa in the early years of apartheid. An actor in New York struggles to keep his career alive while yearning to reconcile with his estranged wife. From the vulnerable and disenfranchised to the educated and privileged, the characters in this extraordinary collection embody the diversity of the Chinese diaspora past and present. In these deeply affecting stories, Jack Wang subverts expectations as he captures the hope, pain, and sacrifices of the millions who journey into the unknown to create better lives, and explores the shifting boundaries of morality, the intimacies and failings of love, and the choices circumstances force us to make."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: The Valkyries
The Nature of Things
The Night of Broken Glass
Everything In Between
Belsize Park
Allhallows
We Two Alone.
ISBN:
9780063081789
0063081784
9780063081796
0063081792
9780063081802
OCLC:
1199126173