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Sour heart : stories

Zhang, Jenny (author.). Zhang, Jenny We love you Crispina. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny Empty, the empty, the empty. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny Our mothers before them. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny Evolution of my brother. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny My days and nights of terror. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny Why were they throwing bricks? (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny You fell into the river and I saved you! (Added Author).

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Moorhead Public Library ZHA (Text) 33500012544862 Main Checked out 06/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0399589384
  • ISBN: 9780399589386
  • Physical Description: 301 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Lenny, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: We love you Crispina -- The empty the empty the empty -- Our mothers before them -- The evolution of my brother -- My days and nights of terror -- Why were they throwing bricks? -- You fell into the river and I saved you!
Summary, etc.: "Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s New York City, Zhang's exhilarating collection examines the many ways that family and history can weigh us down and also lift us up. From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother's role in the Cultural Revolution to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins, to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy, these seven vibrant stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves. Fueled by Zhang's singular voice and sly humor, this collection introduces Zhang as a bright and devastating force in literary fiction"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 July #1
    *Starred Review* The narrators of Zhang's finely wrought debut collection are Chinese American girls and young women who pass through one another's classrooms, homes, and full-to-bursting apartments in New York City boroughs. Zhang, author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (2012), lets these daughters of scholars and artists, who in the 1990s take America up on its many slow-to-be-delivered promises, be gross and unkind, and swear exquisitely. They are deeply loved, and fear true terrors, like school bullies; their parents' high expectations for their futures; and the horrors, somewhat abstract to them, that their families have endured. Stacey, whose grandmother requires constant closeness during her visits to the U.S., realizes "I was old enough to understand how one of trauma's many possible effects was to make the traumatized person insufferable." Christina, who shares with her mother a love for only the sourest fruits, narrates the first story, in which she is on the cusp of being sent back to relatives in Shanghai so that her parents can get their life in better order, and the last, where she is older and maybe finally accepting the phantom-limb feeling that is the immigrant's inheritance. Zhang's insightful, combustible collection is in a class of its own. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jenny Zhang is a poet and writer living in New York City.

Subject: New York (N.Y.) Fiction
FICTION Coming of Age
FICTION Short Stories (single author)
FICTION Literary
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Short stories.
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