“C.K. Chau’s Good Fortune relocates Pride and Prejudice to New York’s Chinatown, reformulating the narrative as a tale of crazy rich Asians.”
"a brilliantly poetic translation . . . explored with biting humor and sharp wit."
“This is strong satire, and many parts are, if not laugh-out loud funny, at least genuinely chuckle-funny.”
"As Chinatowns all over the country become gentrified and disappear, Denison Avenue provides an important reminder of what is being lost."
“The East Indian is a historical novel in the finest sense as it illuminates a time and place through the lives of fictional characters and imagined events with exceptional skill.”
“Folding in on itself with its fantastical loop-de-loop narrative only to start anew, The Double Life of Benson Yu is a clever confection that isn’t shy about revealing the humanit
“Some readers will find this a fascinating labyrinth while others will long for wider vistas and fresher air.”
“Rushdie’s Victory City is another fabulous novel set in his native India, even if it doesn’t reach the heights of Midnight’s Children.”
“the understated text allows the art to shine . . . a lovely way to show how everyone has something to offer.”
“sharp and funny”
“While many of the stories contained within The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories flirt with inexplicability, their charm and freshness cut through translation barriers.”
“I did not know how to explain this stubborn love for my parents that I staggered under, iridescent and gigantic and veined with a terrible grief, grief for the ways their lives had been compost fo
The Partition is a wide-ranging collection of nine short stories focusing on aging, loneliness, sexual identity, the brutal competition in the movie industry (“Late in the Day” and “Les ho
“The writing is vivid in the descriptions of village life in Oman . . .”
A multilayered story with a narrative driven by fate and a passionate search for identity and survival in the face of meaningless trauma, Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang i
Do you remember when everything on the ground was a treasure?
“a kind of master class in voice . . . the world of literature is much richer now that Longing and Other Stories is available for English readers.”
“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”
“Hirahara’s careful plotting and easy style help to create vibrant characters and a vivid picture of life for Japanese-Americans at a particularly difficult time.”
“There’s no magical realism in this debut novel set in multicultural London, but nevertheless a kind of magic propels this love letter to books and libraries.”
“The Chosen and the Beautiful offers up a lush glimpse of decadence and corruption, interrogating America’s dark history through the eyes of a narrator it is impossible to forget.”
In this extraordinary debut novel, Meng Jin writes about numerous themes ranging from family relations, platonic and romantic love, the pain and pleasure of memory, and escaping one’s past in order
“Bechdel is ruthlessly honest, her sharp gaze helping us see ourselves, our culture, more clearly.”
In this latest novel by Chang-rae Lee, author of the riveting and sublime A Native Speaker and A Gesture Life, we see Tiller, a slacker-millennial, a college student who has moved
It seems a shame when a story begins with the death of the protagonist, but it signals the book’s trajectory and creates a story that must be told, now, lest it be forgotten.