Friday, January 18, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Publishing date May 14, 2019
In twelve stunning stories of love, family, and identity, Xuan Juliana Wang's debut collection captures the unheard voices of an emerging generation. Young, reckless, and catapulted toward uncertain futures, here is the new face of Chinese youth on a quest for every kind of freedom.
From a crowded apartment on Mott Street, where an immigrant family raises its first real Americans, to a pair of divers at the Beijing Olympics poised at the edge of success and self-discovery, Wang's unforgettable characters - with their unusual careers, unconventional sex lives and fantastical technologies - share the bold hope that, no matter where they've come from, their lives too can be extraordinary.
Crossing the boundaries of space and time, and fusing cultural heritage with the chaos of the modern world, announces the arrival of beguiling new voice in American fiction.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Publishing date March 29, 2019
A penetrating study of a woman who, in the wake of her domineering husband's death, must embrace her newfound freedom and redefine herself.
Set in rural Denmark in the early 20th century, tells the story of a schoolteacher whose husband, the town doctor, has passed away. Her subsequent diary entries form an intimate portrait of a woman rebuilding her identity, and a small rural town whose path to modernity echoes her own path to joyful independence.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Recommend ed by WORD BY WORD
In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do.