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Arborescent

by Marc Herman Lynch
edition: Paperback
tagged: asian american, literary, gothic

Ghosts, doppelgangers, and a man who turns into a tree: a startling fiction debut that strives to articulate the Asian immigrant body.

In the beltline of a run-of-the-mill Canadian metropolis, an apartment complex called Cambrian Court has become the focal point of an outlandish unfurling, where even the laws of physics are becoming questioned. Embr …

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We Two Alone

by Jack Wang
edition: eBook
tagged: short stories (single author), asian american, literary

A masterful collection of stories that dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years, We Two Alone is Jack Wang’s astonishing debut work of fiction.

Set on five continents and spanning nearly a century, We Two Alone traces the long arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks h …

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How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Stories

by Doretta Lau, narrator Andrea Bang & Yuta Takenaka
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), literary, asian american

 

An updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian.

Featuring the Journey Prize-shortlisted story, “How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?”

When asked in an interview about the Shanghai Sharks, the team that shaped his formative sporting years, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming responded, “how does a single blade of gras …

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The Tiger Flu

A Novel

by Larissa Lai, narrator Lisa Truong & Grace Lynn Kung
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: dystopian, asian american, literary

 

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

Nominated for The Otherwise Award and The Sunburst Award

“Blending the surreal and the entirely possible, The Tiger Flu is majestically compelling. A must-read.” – Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster

In this visionary novel by Larissa Lai – her first in sixteen years – a community of parthenogenic …

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The Library of Legends

A Novel

by Janie Chang
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: asian american, historical, coming of age

From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan

 “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are . . .”

China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nin …

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Home Sickness

by Chih-Ying Lay, translated by Darryl Sterk
edition: Paperback
tagged: asian american, short stories (single author)

The characters in these ten stories are longing for escape and attempt to leave home, but inevitably and perhaps ironically find themselves homesick. Chih-Ying Lay, a Montreal-based expatriate from Taiwan familiar with both homesickness and home sickness, probes our desperate need for home, often matched with an equally desperate need to get away f …

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She of the Mountains

narrator Vivek Shraya
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: literary, asian american

 

A "Globe 100" Best Book of the Year (The Globe and Mail)

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she.

Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We are never our …

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